Students may be eligible for part-time aid; however, you must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours fall, spring and summer terms) to be eligible for a student loan.
The federal government has established the criteria to determine whether you must report parental information.
Your dependency is determined by answering dependency questions on the FAFSA.
- If you answer “NO” to all of the dependency questions, you must provide parental information.
- If you answered “YES” to at least one of these questions, skip the questions asking for parental information.
You must complete the admissions process and be accepted to NCC before the Financial Aid Office can process your financial aid documents.
If your Student Aid Report (SAR) is selected for the verification process, the college must compare your Student Aid Report with documents, including IRS Tax Transcripts, that verify your financial status.
All requested documents must be received by the student’s last day of enrollment or the end of the term, whichever is earlier.
Approximately one-third of all Student Aid Reports are selected for verification.
When you receive your SAR, review it carefully to make sure it is correct and complete.
If it is correct, keep the SAR for future reference.
If you need to make corrections and you applied electronically, you must make corrections through FAFSA on the Web, using your FSA ID. If you applied using a paper FAFSA, correct the answers on the SAR, sign it, and mail it back.
- After you complete and submit your FAFSA, you will receive the Student Aid Report (SAR) by mail or email.
- Review the information on the SAR, check for accuracy, and update information if necessary.
- Once the NCC Financial Aid Office begins processing applications, you will receive a letter in the mail along with a list of required forms and/or documents.
- Forward all requested forms and documents to the Financial Aid Office. Please respond to NCC as soon as possible with all documents.
- Once your file is complete and you are accepted by Admissions, the Financial Aid Office sends you an Award Letter that indicates the types and amounts of aid for which you are eligible.
- We strive to send you information in a timely manner. However, if corrections must be made or if documentation is required, this process may take longer. Be patient, and complete all forms in a timely manner.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) collects data that the federal government uses to determine your eligibility for federal and state aid, including grants, loans and work-study.