Submitting My FAFSA Application
1. What if I need help filling out my FAFSA?
Student Central is more than happy to help any individual seeking assistance completing the FAFSA. No appointments are required to get assistance in the Student Central computer lab, and a staff member will be present at all times to provide guidance while completing the application. Please see Student Central’s MyCVTC page for the regular business hours.
2. Why do I have to list my parent's information on my FAFSA?
Per government regulations, any individual under the age of 24 is considered a dependent and must provide his/her parental information. Students under the age of 24 are exempt from providing parental information if they meet one of the following criteria:
- The student is currently serving active duty in the military
- The student has a child that he/she supports more than 51% of the time
- The student is married
- The student has special circumstances surrounding legal guardianship
For more information on the above requirements to determine dependency, please consult the Federal Student Aid website.
3. Do I have to apply for financial aid every year?
Yes. You are required to apply each academic year for which you seek financial aid.
4. My parents are separated or divorced. Which parent should fill out the FAFSA?
If your parents are separated or divorced, the custodial parent should fill out the FAFSA. The custodial parent is the parent you hav elied with the most in the past 12 months. If you did not live with one parent more than the other, then the parent who provided you with the most financial support should fill out the FAFSA.
5. Does CVTC have an application deadline date?
CVTC prefers that you file your FAFSA by April 30, their priority date. Filing as early as possible increases your chances to recieve all the available aid types, if you qualify.
6. Do I need to be accepted before I can apply for financial aid?
No, you can apply for financial aid before you have been accepted. You can list up to 6 schools you are considering attending. To actually receive the funds, you must be admitted as a program-seeking student at the college where you enroll.