How to Apply for Student Financial AidStudents can submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the following methods:
- Internet filing at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- A paper application can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of Education website at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- Internet filing is the preferred method to submit FAFSA information.
- A renewal reminder will be sent to the student if they submitted a FAFSA the previous year.
- The student should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- The application cannot be filed before Jan. 1 for the upcoming fall semester.
- Students should complete the federal tax return before filing an application for financial aid in order to provide accurate information.
- Approximately four to six weeks after filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the student will receive a Federal Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal processor. The college(s) listed on the FAFSA will receive the same information electronically.
Preferred Deadlines for Financial Aid Applications at KCC
|Fall Semester||April 1|
|Spring Semester||Oct. 1|
|Summer Semester||April 1|
Request for Adjustment to Income as Reported on the Application for Federal Student AidStudents may request that the financial situation of the family be re-evaluated for the following reasons:
- Drastic changes to income.
- Drastic reduction in income.
- A student/spouse or parent/step-parent who reported work earnings on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has remained unemployed for at least 13 weeks during the following year.
- A student/spouse or parent/step-parent had a complete loss of unemployment compensation or a loss of a nontaxable benefit (such as social security benefits, a pension or child support).
- A student/spouse or parent/step-parent has become separated, divorced or widowed after submitting the FAFSA.
- Medical expenses not paid by insurance.
- Private school tuition (elementary through high school only).