Financial Aid Application Instructions
At CF, a student must apply for financial aid for each academic year in which they attend school, as well as:
Verification: The federal government requires that some applications be reviewed for accuracy through a process called verification. If a student is selected for this process it will be specified on the Student Aid Report that is sent to the student from the federal processor and the student will be notified by the college through the mail or by email. If selected for this process the student will be required to turn in additional documentation. The student's financial aid file will not be considered complete and ready for verifying until all missing eligibility information has been received and processed. The student will not receive an award notification until verification is completed. This process can take from six to eight weeks depending upon how quickly the student submits accurate and complete information and documents.
Federal eligibility matches: The federal processor matches a student's name, date of birth and Social Security number with a variety of federal agencies. Agency matches are performed on the files of the Social Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Selective Service, Veterans Administration and the National Student Loan Data System. If any discrepancies or questions about a student's information occur, the student will be asked to provide additional documents or take additional action to confirm eligibility for federal assistance. The federal processor will notify the student on the Student Aid Report of the results of these matches and whether additional information is required in order for the student's application to be processed.
Please visit the student portal and view the Missing Documents link from the Financial Aid Tab for any required documents needed.