In order to determine if you qualify for financial aid, which includes both grants and loans, you must complete a FAFSA. This is a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The results of the FAFSA will tell us if you qualify for a Federal Pell Grant and/or Direct Loans.
Once a year. The award year starts July 1 and goes through June 30.
No. There are other documents that you will need to complete to process your financial aid. They include: the Master Application Form, Master Promissory Note (also known as the Student Loan Application), Entrance Counseling, and some applicants are selected for Verification. In this instance, students will need to complete a Verification Form.
No. You have to apply for financial aid through the College of Court Reporting. You can add our school code to your existing FAFSA. Our school code is 026158.
A first year dependent student can borrow up to $5500; and second year dependent student can borrow up to $6500; and a third year student can borrow up to $7500. The aggregate loan limit for a dependent student is $31,000.
A first-year independent student can borrow up to $9500 for the first two semesters; a second-year independent student may borrow up to $10,500; and a third year independent student can borrow up to $12,500. The aggregate limit for independent undergraduate students is $57,500.
A Federal Pell Grant is money the government gives you that you do not have to pay back. The maximum Pell Grant eligibility for one year can be found on the U.S. Department of Education's Website using the following link: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell#how-much-money. There will be a life time limit of 600 percent for Pell Grant recipients.
Yes. We will discuss that on an individual basis with each student. CCR strongly encourages students to borrow wisely and only what they need for educational expenses.
We do not offer scholarships, state grants, or private loans. But, we do notify students of scholarship opportunities as we become aware of them in our monthly newsletter and our Community of Interest site.
All funds, including grants and loans, are sent to the school. We post your financial aid to your account. If you recieve money above the cost of tuition, we will electronically send the money to the bank account that you list on your financial aid paperwork. Most funds are disbursed the third week of each semester. This may vary based on specific financial aid issues.
Six credit hours, which is considered a part-time status. To download an In-School Deferment form, click the following link: In-school Deferment Form.