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Students and parents need to be aware of financial aid scams that generally take place throughout the year.  A family should be extremely wary of any company that charges money in order to process a financial aid application.  Remember that the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a FREE application. 

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School Code:  003451


 CCU Creates Scholarships in Honor of Slain S.C. Senator

CCU is now accepting applications for the Senator Clementa C. Pinckney Memorial Scholarship.  Applications for this scholarship are due no later than 5:00pm on July 31, 2015.  

Click HERE for eligibility information and to apply.

    New Logins Are Required For Federal Aid Websites!!

Starting May 10, 2015, the Federal Student Aid PIN will be replaced with the FSA ID. The new FSA ID consists of a user-created username and password to electronically access personal information on Federal Student Aid Web sites. Once the FSA ID has been implemented, you will be directed to create your username and password. This new login method will be applicable to any site that previously used the Federal Student Aid PIN (FAFSA, NSLDS, Student Loans, Etc.).

Instructions for Creating New FSA ID 

Don't forget that you need to be registered in your classes on or before the term's census date to be eligible for federal or state aid.

Regular 15/FA Census Date:      08/25/2015
15/FA Fall I Census Date:           08/18/2015
15/FA Fall II Census Date:         10/13/2015

If you have classes that begin on an irregular date, the census dates may be different.

Did You Know?

12 Semester Lifetime Limit for Federal Pell Grant

The duration of a student's Federal Pell Grant eligibility is limited to 12 semesters, or until a bachelor's degree is earned, whichever comes first. This new amendment to the Higher Education Act, Section 401 (c)(5) is a federal mandate and not subject to appeal. For more information, click here.

File your taxes early and complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA.

FAFSA Tips for Unique Situations  

Loan Quick Reference Guide:
A Quick Reference Guide for Choosing a Student or Parent Loan by fastweb.com

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Other Important FAS Updates 

Last Updated 5/27/2015

Financial Aid Dates

  • Aug 1 CCU must have received completed FAFSA data in order for 
    eligible aid to be deducted from balance due on 2015 Fall bills
    Aug 10 Fee payment deadline for 2015 Fall
    Aug 15 Application opens for Application-based Cycle Three Scholarships
    Aug 18 2015 Fall I Census Date
    Aug 25 2015 Regular Fall Census Date
    Oct 13 2015 Fall II Census Date
    Nov 15 Deadline to appl for Application-based Cycle Three Scholarships
    Dec 1 2016 Spring bills available on line
      Other Important Financial Aid Dates 

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