Helpful Links


  *  Announcements - Note: school year (2015-2016) - being updated. 


  *  1. Fall Semester - Loans - last day to apply is TBA.

  *      - Scroll to the bottom & follow the instructions for "Federal Loans".    


  *  2. Spring Semester - Loans - last day to apply is TBA.

  *      - Scroll to the bottom & follow the instructions for "Federal Loans".


  *  3. Summer semesters – available Aid  

  *       Scroll to bottom & follow the instructions for "Summer Aid".  





Cumberland County College’s - Endowed and Funded Scholarships Listing 



Federal Student Aid (http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/) - The best place to start for everything you need to know about federal student aid from the U.S. Department of Education.

FAFSA on the web (www.fafsa.ed.gov) - Apply for federal financial aid online using the Department of Education's FAFSA on the Web.


Apply for a Pin (www.pin.ed.gov) - to get a PIN for filing a FAFSA electronically or to access your U.S. Department of Education records online. 

Pin Banner



Funding Your Education Beyond High School Guide - (http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html). 



Completing the 2015-2016 FAFSA - Get help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

  • FAQ's & Actual "Question-by-Question" Guide (2015-2016)

    - click here for English - or - click aqui para Español/Spanish.  


Video: click here to watch "7 Easy Steps to Complete the FAFSA" - highly recommended! 

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid: http://www.finaid.org/; you may also want to take a look at an entertaining 5 minute video introduction to the FAFSA, http://www.finaid.org/fafsa/video.phtml

NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) - provides the financial and informational resources for students to pursue their education beyond high school (http://www.hesaa.org/).  Click the following for a list of "Grants and Scholarships".  

Mapping Your Future (http://mappingyourfuture.org/) - One-stop site for students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options, and college planning.



Other Helpful Links  - (including Scholarship sites) 
     ( => Muchas de las paginas del internet se pueden cambiar a "Español.") 


FastWeb: Search for Scholarship information (http://www.fastweb.com/).
  - Financial Aid information – scholarships, etc. (http://www.finaid.org/)
  - Free accurate and confidential ways of understanding college education financing, 
      includes "what-if" exercises (http://www.finaid.org/calculators/).

- A comprehensive Federal web guide covering everything from choosing a college
      to applying for financial aid (http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/)

           - click Federal Student Aid Scholarship Search for scholarship search.


The College Board (www.collegeboard.com) - Learn about the College Board Programs.

         - The College Board's Scholarship Search:  an online tool to help you locate scholarships,

           internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and 

           background (http://apps.collegeboard.org/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp). 


ED.gov - U.S. Department of Education:

         - click aqui para "Recursos en español" (Education Resources for Spanish Speakers)" 


The Sallie Mae Fund (www.thesalliemaefund.org) - Apply & search for financial aid resources 

         - Learn About Scholarships (http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/financial-aid/scholarships/)   

         - Scholarship Search (http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/financial-aid/scholarships/search/default.aspx


Get a Jump (www.petersons.com) Register and access additional resources to help you pay for college

Scholarships.com (http://www.scholarships.com/)
Schoolsoup.com (http://www.schoolsoup.com/) 
GoCollege: The Collegiate Websource (www.gocollege.com)


IRS -  the Internal Revenue Service website includes the latest news and   
          information about special tax credits, etc. (www.irs.gov

Social Security Administration Online - (http://www.ssa.gov/)
Selective Service website - Online Selective Service Registration - (http://www.sss.gov/)
Federal Stafford / Direct Loans Website (student & parent PLUS) - (https://studentloans.gov/


Verification Links - to help provide documentation requested by the F.A. Office ...

Tax Return Transcripts: If selected for verification in the 2015-2016 school year, a student  

        must provide their, & if required, their parents 2014 tax return transcript(s) to Financial Aid. 

        * Go directly to the IRS 


           - click here to "Get Transcript" online or by mail, or 

                   Note: - address entered should match your tax return address exactly (case sensitive);
                            - Type of Transcript = "Return Transcript"
                            - Tax Year = "2014" for the 2015-2016 Fafsa.


           - call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946, or 


           - send a paper request ---

              - click form 4506T-EZ for "Return" transcript, 

              - click form 4506T for multiple options (transcripts, W2, 1099, 1098, verification of nonfiling). 


        **Note: - You can also click here to view New Jersey's (HESAA) instructions ... 

                   "Requesting an IRS Tax Return Transcript online is easy!" 


Selective Service website - Online Selective Service Registration - (http://www.sss.gov/)
   - options: register, check registration, get info for men over 26 who have not registered  

SSA - Social Security Administration Online - (http://www.ssa.gov/
   - "How to get a Benefit Verification Letter" of all Social Security, SSI, Medicare benefits 
      received (click here).

FAFSA Customer Service - U.S. Department of Education

         - (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov) --- phone: 1-800-433-3243

              (listen to recording & when prompted,  say "More Options", then "Customer Service") 

HESAA - NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority 
- (http://www.hesaa.org/) --- phone: 1-800-792-8670  

            - HESAA Customer Care Center: 1-609-584-4480 


Federal Loans - New procedure for Federal Direct Student Loans


                 Click here to view FSA-Loan Program FactSheet 


*Student Direct Loan Application - requires a FAFSA, a completed Financial Aid file,

                then a completed CCC Form-13 - Federal Student Loan Request,    

                and both an Entrance Interview, and, a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note:
    Apply Online: 


a) Go to the Student Direct Loan website - https://studentloans.gov/


b) Click on "Sign In" - enter your Social Security Number, First Two (2) letters of

     Last Name, Date of Birth, and FSA ID (replaced FAFSA PIN number)  


c) In the center of the next screen, select "Complete Master Promissory Note," then

on next screen select "Subsidized / Unsubsidized" - upon completing the MPN, be

sure you receive a "confirmation" screen


d) After completing that process, in the center of the next screen, select "Complete Counseling 


e) On the next screen, select "Complete Entrance Counseling," when complete, be sure  

     you receive a "confirmation" screen 

      Note: you must complete this step; if prompted, click the "Continue" button on your screen.

       => For assistance, call the student loan help phone# 1-800-557-7394 (Applicant Services).  


f) Complete & hand in CCC Form-13 (click here for "Federal Student Loan Request"),  


g) When your Financial Aid file is completed by our office, your loan will be certified. 


h) Click here for Student Loan Application Visual Guide - (screen-by screen instructions).    

*Exit Loan Counseling - This is required for all graduates who have borrowed under the

  Federal Stafford Loan Program(s).  Before you graduate you must complete this process 

  in person or online at the Student Direct Loan website, https://studentloans.gov/, sign in 

  & click on "Exit Counseling".



*Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) Application 

   - requires a FAFSA & a valid S.A.R. (Student Aid Report), and,

     a Parent PLUS Direct Loan Master Promissory Note

    Apply Online: 

a) Go to the Student Direct Loan website - https://studentloans.gov/  


b) Click on "Sign In" - enter your Social Security Number, First Two (2) letters of Last Name,

      Date of Birth, and FSA ID (replaced FAFSA PIN number) 


c) On the next screen, select "Start PLUS Application Process" (Parent Loan Application) 


d) Later, the Parent PLUS Direct Loan application will be certified by our office. 




Summer Aid - Note: Summer 2015! 


A. Summer of 2015: Summer I, II, III, IV Semesters:        

 Your 2014-15 FAFSA & file must be completed.  

    a) Pell Grant: If you were eligible and were not Full-Time in both the Fall/Spring

        semesters, check your PORTAL account to see if a Pell grant has been awarded

        for summer. If not, call or stop by the F. A. Office.   


     b) Loans: Must take 6 credits or more. 

         - please follow instructions above under "Federal Loans" except ... complete &

           hand in 2014-2015 CCC Form-13 (click here for "Federal Student Loan Request").




* To learn more about Federal Financial Aid programs, services and to apply click on: http://studentaid.ed.gov/ or http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. 

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