Monday, February 10, 2014

My CFCC: Email, Web Advisor & more...

Hi folks! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

I would like to reiterate to ALL users (students, staff & instructors) that your My CFCC Email is SUPER important! Keep up with CFCC news, school closings, bookstore SALES (everyone loves a good clearance sale) and more!

Also, students, when you transition to college ALL communication will be sent to you through this Email address! Financial aid information, registration information, communication with instructors & classmates!

Not only is it important to know your login information when logging into any computer on campus but you also need all of the aforementioned tools as well!

In addition to Email your online classes or online homework for a hybrid class will be in Blackboard. You can access Blackboard from your My CFCC dashboard (login screen). Here you can find your class syllabus, assignments, and grades!

Web Advisor is another SUPER important part of My CFCC. Web Advisor is the platform you will use to register for classes, check your CFCC account balance, see how much your financial aid refund will be & more!

There are so many online resources at your fingertips, be sure and log on today and see what is available!

Need help getting your username & password?! CFCC has a student help desk! Give them a call at (910) 362-7778 (downtown campus) or (910) 362-7570 (north campus)

Happy computing! As always, if I can be of assistance let me know!

Best regards,
Leigh R. Brazel
Transition Specialist
Cape Fear Community College


FAFSA FRIDAYS!!

As it turns out February is Financial Aid Awareness Month! That means that the Financial Aid staff at Cape Fear Community College will be available EVERY FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY for assistance with the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid).

As your Transition Specialist I am always available to help, however, if you've got a busy week you know that Fridays will be open!

The CFCC Financial Aid office is located in Union Station (just ask the information desk, they'll point you in the right direction).

While I'm at it--let's talk about preparing for the upcoming academic year. As most of you have heard financial aid spans an ACADEMIC YEAR not a calendar year. That means that if you are currently receiving financial aid you are covered until June 30, 2014.

However, if you are planning to attend summer classes and you DO NOT already receive financial aid your deadline is coming soon! Current financial aid applications require 2012 tax information, however, as soon as you have filed your 2013 tax return it is time to start applying for financial aid for  the fall 2014 semester (which begins in August).

I know that's a lot of information but that's what I'm hear (to give you a TON of info but also to help answer questions and let you know what your next steps are)!!

So if you haven't already, let's get busy! Summer will be here before you know it!!

Thanks for reading!

Regards,
Leigh R. Brazel
Transition Specialist
Cape Fear Community College