• Applying for Financial Aid
     
        

     
    • Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.studentaid.gov. 

    For the 2022-2023 academic year, You will need:

         a.  2020 Income Tax Returns and W-2's (if under the age of 24, not married, and not monetarily
              supporting a child over 50%, you will also have to use parent(s) tax information).


         b.  Parent(s) social security numbers, date of birth, marital status, and date of marital status.

         c.  Use CBC's federal code of 003546 to ensure we receive your application.
     
     
         d.  Apply online for your FSA ID, a username and password used to sign application  
              electronically.  If you are a dependent student both you and a parent will need to have an 
              FSA ID.  The FSA ID will confirm your identity when you access your financial aid   
              information.  

    For the 2021-2022 academic year:  You will need 2019 Income Tax returns and W-2's (if under the age of 24, not married, and not monetarily supporting a child over 50%, you will also have to use user parent(s) tax information)
     
     
    • The Financial Aid Office will receive the information from the Department of Education within 3-5 business days after you submit your FAFSA. 
    • The Financial Aid Office will then mail your missing information letter to the mailing address reported on your FAFSA.  
    • The student must complete and submit the paperwork requested by the financial aid office. 
    • Financial aid will not be determined until all documents are received and complete.    
            
    Please check Cougar Den for your status or award amount. Students who are not eligible for financial aid will be notified via mail.  

    If you should have any questions or concernsplease contact our office at 361.354.2238.

    Need help with your FAFSA? Our staff will be happy to help you — just stop by our office! 

    If you need assistance while working on it on your own, make sure to save the FAFSA.

    You can always call us or come into the office, and we can continue where you left off.

    We look forward to having you as a student at Coastal Bend College!