How To Pay For College
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid provides access to federal aid, state aid, and scholarships.
Our mission is to provide students with access to financial aid services for the attainment and completion of education. We offer a variety of financial aid resources which empower students to navigate the college journey without financial worry.
Please review the links above to help you make informed, wise decisions regarding Financial Aid at Catawba Valley Community College.
Note: Forms must be completed using black or blue ink only. Please print clearly. Computer generated signatures are not acceptable.
FAFSA Application Steps
CVCC School Code: 005318
The most important step in applying for financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 each year.
To complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA, students should use their and/or their parents' 2021 tax information.
Note: There is NO charge associated with submitting the FAFSA. It is a FREE application. If students have questions, contact The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, or the Federal Student Aid Agency at (800) 433-3243.
FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID AT CVCC:
- Click on the FAFSA link above.
Create a FSA ID. Students and parents are required to use a FSA ID, consisting of a username and password, to access certain US Department of Education websites. The FSA ID is used to confirm identity when accessing financial aid information and electronically signing the federal student aid documents.
Once the student's FAFSA is submitted, they will receive a confirmation page and email notification that their FAFSA has been received and processed. If no email address is provided, they will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) in the mail. Check the SAR for accuracy and make sure CVCC is listed as a recipient of your information.
Upon receipt of the student's FAFSA data from the Department of Education, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will contact the student via their CVCC student email account, requesting documents needed to complete the student's file. Submit all requested documentation promptly to complete the financial aid application.
Financial Aid offer notifications are emailed to students once their financial aid file is complete. The email will give students information on how to view their offer letter using Self-Service Financial Aid in “MYCVCC Portal.”
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES
The maximum Federal Pell Grant for the 2023-2024 award year is $7,395.
2021 tax data must be used for 2023-2024 academic year.
Students must now present an unexpired government-issued ID to confirm identity when inquiring about financial aid.
Schools are unable to share student financial aid data with external agencies.
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