Your financial aid award cannot be determined until your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been completed. Before you apply online, create a FSA ID that lets you sign your FAFSA application electronically.

The earlier you complete your no-cost FAFSA, the sooner you’ll know if you are eligible for financial aid.

For this upcoming fall 2021 and spring 2022, be sure to submit the 2021-22 FAFSA.


Step 1.  Choose a program of study that is financial aid eligible (if unsure contact Counseling).

Step 2.  Complete the online admissions application.

Step 3.  Go to and apply using the federal school code for CVCC: 004988.  If you are under 24 years of age, then you may need a parent to help complete the process. Submitting the FAFSA does not mean you have completed the FAFSA. The Financial Aid Office may need additional documents from you in order to finalize your financial aid. 

Step 4.  Check your To-Do List by logging into the Student Information System (SIS).  Submit any additional documents needed to the Financial Aid Office.


Note:  Additional types of financial aid may require additional forms be submitted to the Financial Aid Office.