Financial Aid Eligibility

How Eligibility is Determined

Once your FAFSA is received and is complete and correct, we will verify your admission status, academic progress, and your expected enrollment status.

Most federal financial aid is based on your financial need. To calculate this we deduct your EFC (Expected Family Contribution), which is listed on your SAR (Student Aid Report) from your estimated cost of attendance.

Cost of attendance includes estimates for:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Books and supplies
  • Room and board
  • Personal expenses
  • Transportation expenses

Once your financial aid eligibility is determined, an email is sent to your CCC email.  If you are offered Federal Work-Study and/or Federal Direct Loans, you must accept these funds and complete additional requirements in MYCorning. Instructions will be included in your email. Pay careful attention to these instructions.

Actions that May Affect Eligibility

Many actions may cause you to lose eligibility, even after the semester begins. These include but are not limited to:

  • Changes in your course registration by dropping classes
  • Program changes
  • Transferring credits from other colleges
  • Student loan defaults
  • Academic progress
  • Taking courses that are not degree/program requirements of your program of study
  • Withdrawing before financial aid eligibility is determined
  • Withdrawing or ceasing attendance in all classes prior to completing 60% of the semester

Remedial Requirements

  • Once a student has attempted 30 remedial hours, additional remedial hours can no longer be counted in the student's enrollment status. It is important to complete remedial requirements within a reasonable time frame. The College requires students to complete remedial requirements within two full-time equivalent semesters.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility, or how certain actions might affect your eligibility (e.g. dropping a class), contact the Enrollment Advisement Center at 607-962-9875 or Once the semester begins, you are accountable for tuition and fees according to the SUNY CCC Tuition Refund Policy even if your financial aid eligibility changes.