Determining Financial Aid Eligibility

The financial aid process begins when the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is submitted. The Department of Education uses FAFSA data to calculate the estimated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to determine a student's eligibility.

To qualify for federal student aid, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Be registered with Selective Service, if you are a male.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible CCBC credit certificate or degree program.
  • Be enrolled at least 6 credits/billable hours to be eligible for a student loan.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible Continuing Education program:
    • CNC Machine Tool
    • Surgical Tool
    • Cardiovascular Technician
    • Medical Assistant
    • Polysomnographic Technician (Sleep Tech)
  • Not defaulted on any prior federal student loan(s) or owe a refund for a grant.

Cost of Attendance (COA)

Financial need is determined by subtracting Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Cost of Attendance (COA). To view your COA, please login to your SIMON account.