Cerro Coso Community College

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Applying for Financial Aid

  1. The Financial Aid Application
    Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal Application at FAFSA on the Web each academic year at www.fafsa.ed.gov. A Student Aid Report from the U. S. Department of Education will be sent to you and each school you list on your FAFSA. The Cerro Coso Community College Title IV school code (010111) must be listed on your FAFSA.

    For AB540 students: complete the confidential California Dream Act Application instead of the FAFSA. Additional information is available at http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp. You will have a separate PIN process. Do not apply for a Department of Education PIN.
  2. Student Report
    Students will receive an email notification when the college receives the Student Aid Report (SAR). Students should check their InsideCC account for updates on their financial aid process.
  3. The Verification Process
    The Federal Processing Center selects applications for a process called verification. Please understand that during the verification process, you may be asked to provide additional documents or clarification of your original FAFSA information. If the result is a change to your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), you will be required to submit appropriate changes to your FAFSA. Please note that changes made on your FAFSA can take an additional two weeks to process; therefore, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE ACCURATE INFORMATION WHEN COMPLETING YOUR FAFSA TO HELP EXPEDITE ANY VERIFICATION REQUESTED.
  4. Satisfactory Progress
    Students that apply for financial aid will be reviewed to determine if they are maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). To meet SAP, students must achieve a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better and complete 67% of all units attempted prior to attempting a total of 90 cumulative units. In addition, students must be following their Student Educational Plan (SEP) approved by a Cerro Coso Community College Counselor.
  5. Award Notification
    Award notification can be viewed on the student's InsideCC account. Award amounts are based on full-time enrollment.
  6. Financial Aid Disbursements
    Disbursements are scheduled three times each semester. Students should keep their personal information up to date. All financial aid students will receive their payments as paper checks that are mailed to their mailing address.
    1. Direct Deposit in the current bank contracted to process all financial aid funds. (24 hours)
    2. Electronically forwarded to your banking account in a bank other than the contracted bank. (7-10 business days)
    3. Paper check mailed to you (up to 21 days)

Financial Aid Disbursement 2017-2018

All subsequent payments will be available 5-10 business days from the dates indicated below.

Financial Aid checks WILL BE MAILED TO THE ADDRESS LISTED AS YOUR MAILING ADDRESS. VISIT InsideCC AND LOGIN TO: UPDATE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS.

Payment dates as indicated below are subject to change without prior notice. Pell Grants will be disbursed in three payments each semester (first disbursement: 30%, second disbursement: 20% and third disbursement: 50%).

Note: You will receive payment from only those funds listed on your Financial Aid Award Notification. At each payment, you will receive a single payment from all programs listed on your Financial Aid Award Notification indicated for that date.

  AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY
FEDERAL PELL GRANT 18 15 27     12 9 30    
FEDERAL SEOG   15         9      
CARE   29         23      
CAL GRANT B & C   15         9      
FEDERAL WORK STUDY 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

ll financial aid payments will be processed through Business Services. If you do not receive your payment within ten (10) days from the date(s) indicated above, please verify your address on InsideCC AND LOGIN TO: UPDATE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS.

You will be notified through your InsideCC when your financial aid payment is processed. It is mandatory you check your InsideCC and college emails at least once a week.

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