Financial aid is any type of outside assistance that helps you pay for school. The most common types of aid are loans, grants, and scholarships. Grants such as the PELL Grant are “gift aid” from the federal government and do not have to be paid back. Our college only accepts cash and the PELL Grant, we do not process any financial aid loans.
Financial Aid Application Process
Find out if you qualify for financial aid grants.
Visit http://fafsa.ed.gov/ and click on the “Start A New FAFSA” button.
Follow the instructions to apply.
Our Federal School Code is: 041781
Financial Aid Application Response
Within 72 hours, your information should be forwarded to us. We will follow up with you with more information or a plan of action for your new career in the cosmetology field.
Create a FSAID ID
Visit fsaid.ed.gov/npas/ to create an FSA ID.
Student Loan Entrance and Exit Counseling, MPN
Visit https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action to complete entrance and exit counseling.
Tips and Info for Applying
When completing the FAFSA, be as accurate as possible. Mistakes will cause your application to be rejected. These errors may include giving monthly amounts instead of yearly amounts, writing in the margins and checking the ovals rather than filling them in on written applications.
If a question seems confusing, call the federal student aid hot line at 800-4-FED-AID, or ask a financial aid administrator at CCHD.
Once you have gathered all of your financial data, the FAFSA is rather straight-forward. Answer each question unless the FAFSA specifically tells you it is a step that you may skip.
Info You May Need
The FAFSA asks for information about you (your name, date of birth, address, etc.) and about your financial situation. Depending on your circumstances (for instance, when you filed taxes or what tax form you used), you might need the following information or documents as you fill out the FAFSA:
1) Your Social Security number (it is important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA!)
2) Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student.
3) Your driver’s license number if you have one.
4) Your Alien Registration Number if you are an eligible non-citizen.
5) Federal tax information or tax returns including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent student:
– IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ
– Foreign tax return, or Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia, or Palau.
6) Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans non-education benefits, for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student.
7) Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate but not including the home in which you live; and business and farm assets for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student.
8) A PIN – you will need to pick a PIN number.