Application Procedures 

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  1. Before applying for FAFSA, create a FSA ID for yourself and have your parent do likewise.
  2. This application is for all federal, state, and college grants, work study, and loans. Apply on-line at Be sure to click on the correct year.
  3. Select the school year for which you are applying for financial aid. For example, if you plan to attend college between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, click The 2017-2018 School Year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018). If you plan to attend college between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, click the other link. If you are applying for a summer session, check with the Financial Aid Office to verify which application you should complete. 
  4. If you are unable to process your FAFSA online, you may download a paper version or you may please call the FAFSA Processing Center at (800) 433-3243 and ask that a paper FAFSA be mailed to you. Una solicitud de FASFA en español está disponible en este lugar de Internet. See below:
  5. Apply online before May 1, 2017 for the early deadline. We accept applications after this date, but you may need to pay your tuition up front and wait for your financial aid to reimburse you. It may take up to six weeks to process your application. If you will be starting school in January 2018, complete the form by November 1, 2017.
  6. Read the online instruction carefully. The numbered questions often have an explanation in the right margin. Even though the question may seem obvious, the instructions will help ensure you answer correctly. It is recommended that you print out the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet and complete it before you attempt to apply on-line. For additional information download our FAFSA Tip SheetPDF document.
  7. Do not leave any blanks. If the answer is zero, enter in a "0" rather than skipping the question. Blanks delay the processing of your application.
  8. List the school code. Cape Cod Community College's Title IV school code is 002168.


After Applying – What Happens Next?

  1. You will receive an email from the FAFSA processing center.  Make sure Cape Cod Community College is listed as one of the schools receiving the information. If it is, the Financial Aid Office will receive your application.
  2. If you need to correct your FAFSA or if you need to add Cape Cod Community College (002168) to the school list, you may do it online at
  3. The Financial Aid Office may request additional information from you. Please respond promptly in order to complete your file.
  4. Once your file is complete, the Financial Aid Office will provide you with an award letter. This letter will inform you of how much and what type of assistance you will receive.
  5. If you have any questions regarding financial aid, please call or stop by the Financial Aid Office. You may also schedule an appointment to meet with a financial aid counselor.