FAFSA 101: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Filing the FAFSA is your first step in applying for financial aid.

Important facts you should know about FAFSA:

  • The Coastal Carolina University school code for your FAFSA is 003451.
  • You must file a FAFSA before each academic year to be considered for financial aid.
  • To receive priority funding, file your FAFSA as early as Oct. 1 but no later than March 1.
  • A FAFSA provides eligibility requirements for an academic year - Fall, Spring and Summer terms, i.e., 2022-2023 for Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023, or 2023-2024 for Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024, etc.
    The U.S. government and Coastal Carolina University base financial aid, including grants, loans, and work-study, on the FAFSA. Financial Aid and Scholarships may ask you for additional documents after you file your FAFSA.
  • Check your CCU e-mail account often, and make sure you submit additional documents by July 15.
  • Check your Financial Aid Status on Self-Service Financial Aid.

Coastal Carolina University's School Code:  003451

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