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!
Leigh R. Brazel
Cape Fear Community College