Apply by completing the FAFSA each year after October 1.
Must be a Massachusetts State resident at least one year prior to receiving funds.
The Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation awards approximately $200,000 each year in scholarships to CCCC students. Individual scholarship amounts and criteria vary. A committee of Foundation and College representatives selects recipients. Applications available in late February/early March.
For more information: www.ccccfoundation.org/scholarships/
If your total awards are less than your demonstrated financial need, you may qualify for the Federal Work Study program. Work study allows students to obtain part-time jobs on-campus and in certain off-campus, community service positions. Students receive paychecks every other week according to the number of hours worked.
To find out if you are eligible for a work study job, contact the Financial Aid Office.
The Federal Direct Loan program allows you to borrow funds for educational expenses. The amount for which students are eligible varies by individual. However, the loan cannot exceed the estimated cost of attendance less all other sources of financial assistance. There are also maximum academic year limits established by federal guidelines.
Federal Direct Loans require you be enrolled in at least 6 credits per semester. Subsidized loans are interest free while you are in school; unsubsidized loans accrue interest from the time of disbursement. The loans are issued in two disbursements and may be reduced for origination and guarantee fees. Repayment begins six months after dropping below half time status.
To receive a Federal Direct Loan, you must do on-line entrance counseling and the Master Promissory Note (MPN). The following link will assist you: studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action
You must also return the Loan Request Form with the amount requested to the Financial Aid Office before your loan can be processed.