Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

1.    Does Corning Community College have Scholarships? 
Yes, Corning Community College offers a number of scholarships.
 

2.    Where can I go to find the scholarship applications?
Scholarship information and the applications are available on Corning Community College's website.
 

3.    What is the scholarship application deadline?
Scholarship deadline is generally April 1 each year, however, you should verify the date on Corning Community College's scholarship web page. There is one scholarship available for application on an ongoing basis.
 

4.    Where do I go to fill out the FAFSA online? 
The website for the FAFSA is https://fafsa.ed.gov.


5. Is there a deadline for filing for financial aid?
Yes, your FAFSA needs to be received and processed in our financial aid office while you are still attending classes in the semester you plan on receiving financial aid. 

6.    Do I have to fill the FAFSA out online? 
No, however, it is processed more quickly when done online.  A paper copy is available by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243. CCC does not have paper FAFSA's on hand.   These can be completed and mailed in to the general processing center.  A return envelope is included in the application.
 

7.    How long does it take for Corning Community College to get my Student Aid Report? 
The financial aid office typically gets your Student Aid Report within 1 week after your FAFSA has been processed. Please keep in mind that a paper FAFSA takes longer to process.
 

8.    Where can I go to get assistance with my FAFSA?  
Please contact the Enrollment Advisement Center to get assistance with the FAFSA.
 

9.    What is my financial aid status?
You can find out what your financial aid status is by logging in to your MYCCC account.

·         Select "My Banner"

·         Select "Student and Financial Aid"

·         Select "Financial Aid"

·         Select "Financial Aid Status"
 

10.  How do I know if I become ineligible for financial aid? 
Anytime a change is made to your registration you should ask the Enrollment Advisement Center how the change will affect your financial aid.
 

11.  What is TAP (Tuition Assistance Program)? 
TAP is a New York State grant.
 

12.  How do I know if I am eligible for TAP?
To be eligible for TAP, you need to be a full-time New York State resident for at least 12 months prior to the beginning of the semester and be enrolled full-time in at least 12 credit hours of coursework that directly fulfill your Program requirements.  A separate application, the Express TAP Application, is required to be considered for this grant. The application can be found at www.tapweb.org/totw.
 

13.  What is my TAP status?
If you would like to check the status of your TAP, you can go to the HESC website at https://www.hesc.ny.gov  or have the Enrollment Advisement Center check the status for you.
 

14.  When do the TAP checks come in?
Tap checks do not start to come in until after the ninth week of classes.  This does not include break weeks.
 

15.  Do I have to fill out a FAFSA to get a student loan? 
Yes, a Direct Loan is part of your Federal Financial Aid.  The Federal Government guarantees and backs the loans.
 

16.  Do I have to fill out a FAFSA each semester?
No, you will need to complete and file a FAFSA once every academic year.   The earliest you can file a FAFSA is October 1 of the year prior to the start of the aid year (ex: for the 2017-2018 aid year you can file your FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016, for the 2018-2019 aid year you can file your FAFSA as early as October 1, 2017, and so on).
 

17.  Would I be eligible for financial aid if I have a loan in default? 
No, you would not be eligible for financial aid until you have cleared your defaulted loan.
 

18.  When do the student loans come in?
The date you will actually receive your loan will depend on when you applied and completed all the paperwork required.  You should receive a Disclosure Statement in the mail from your lender outlining the approximate date they estimate it will disburse to Corning Community College and the amount.  Once your loan has disbursed to your account, you should receive a letter from the College telling you it has arrived.  If you have any questions, we encourage you to call the Educational Planning Center at (607) 962-9875. 
 

19.  How do I accept a student loan?
After your FAFSA has been processed by CCC, you should receive a financial aid award letter from the College.  Instructions on how to accept your loan will be included with your award letter.  
 

20.  How can I tell if I have done everything necessary to accept my student loan? 

You can check the status of your loan and to see if you have turned in all the necessary forms to accept your loan, by logging in to your MyCCC account:

·         Select "My Banner"

·         Select "Student and Financial Aid"

·         Select "Financial Aid"

·         Select "Financial Aid Status"

·         If you have outstanding loan requirements there will be a link for outstanding "student requirements", select the link to view your outstanding requirements.
 

21.  If I have already declined my loan can I change my mind and accept it later in the semester? 
Yes, you can accept your student loan up until 2 weeks before the semester is over as long as you are still attending at least 6 credit hours. Contact the Enrollment Advisement Center for information on how to do this.
 

22.  What is verification?
The verification process is designed by the U.S. Department of Education to assure that the student has reported all information correctly on the FAFSA and will receive all of the aid for which he or she is eligible.
 

23.  How can I get a copy of my Tax Return Transcript?
Call the IRS and ask for a "tax return transcript" for the specific tax year needed at 1-800-908-9946. You can also obtain a "tax return transcript" by going online to www.irs.gov and selecting the "Get Tax Transcript" link.
 

24.  Where do I go to fill out my Electronic Master Promissory Note?
You will go to the following website to fill out your Electronic Master Promissory Note (e-MPN):  https://studentloans.gov.  You will need your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) to sign the MPN (Your FSA ID is the username and password you used to electronically sign your FAFSA). 
 

25.  Where do I go to fill out the Entrance Interview Counseling Session? 
You will complete the Entrance Interview Counseling session online at https://studentloans.gov.