How to Apply for Financial Aid

Students who are entering CCC&TI for the first time and are in need of financial aid must complete steps 1 and 2.  If you are a current/returning student you need only complete step 2. 
REMEMBER -- The FAFSA must be completed each academic year.

  1. After application for admission has been initiated (see Admissions, New Students), the student should file an application for aid. (see #2). It is to the student's advantage to apply for aid at least three months before the expected enrollment date.
  2. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It will be the only form necessary to apply for all aid programs at CCC&TI including federal and state grants.

The FAFSA forms are available in Student Services at both campus locations, from high school counselors or may be submitted on-line at  If applying on-line, you and parent (if dependent student) must apply for a pin number at, which will be used as your official signature.  You must have a valid email address to complete the on-line process.

After the FAFSA is processed by the Central Processing Center, the Financial Aid Office will receive your information and begin the process of determining your eligibility for all needs based aid at CCC&TI.  You will be notified by mail if additional information is needed; if not, you will receive notification of any awards.  For this reason, it is crucial that your mailing address is up-to-date with the Admissions Office.

Note:  A key part of the financial aid process is determined by previous income, so you will need your 1040 and W2 forms to complete the FAFSA.  If you have lost your tax return you may request a tax return transcript by calling 1-800-829-1040.  Please allow two weeks for transcripts to be delivered by mail.  DO NOT ask for a photocopy of your tax return; this will cost you $39 and take up to 60 days to receive.