How to Apply for Financial Aid

Apply electronically by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

Before submitting your FAFSA, you and a parent (if you are a dependent student) will need to apply for a PIN at You will need the PIN to electronically sign your FAFSA, make changes to a processed FAFSA and to access your Student Aid Report. When completing the FAFSA you will be asked for a school code. CCC's Federal School Code is 002863. File your FAFSA at Get more detailed information on completing the FAFSA at

The 2014-2015 FAFSA Overview

The Financial Aid Office will receive your FAFSA data electronically. If we need more information, we will request it. Once your application is complete, you will receive an award letter indicating your eligibility.

Verification of Application Data

If you are selected for VERIFICATION, you and your spouse or parents must complete a Verification Worksheet and provide a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS if you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool at the time the FAFSA was completed.  The Corning Community College Financial Aid Office will compare your FAFSA data to the verification documentation and will correct your application electronically if any data is incorrect.  The verification process must be complete before any federal financial aid can be awarded.

When to Apply

We recommend that you apply by:

  • May 1 for the following academic year
  • October 1 for the Spring semester if entering mid year
  • You must reapply for financial aid every year