Cabarrus College strives to make education affordable for every student who is accepted into a program. That is why over 87% of enrolled students receive some type of financial aid. Aid is often made up of a combination of grants, scholarships, student loans, and work study.

The How to Apply for Aid section of our web site walks you through the application process and provides all of the direct links you need to apply.

FAFSA is now available October 1st
Starting with the 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), these changes will be in effect:

  • You’ll be able to submit your FAFSA® earlier. You can file your 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling you to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.
  • You’ll use earlier income and tax information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, you—and your parent(s), as appropriate—will report your 2015 income and tax information, rather than your 2016 income and tax information.

How will the changes benefit me? We expect that you’ll benefit in these ways: 

  • Because the FAFSA will ask for older income and tax information, you will already have done your taxes by the time you fill out your FAFSA, and you won’t need to estimate your tax information and then go back into the FAFSA later to update it. 
  • Because you’ll already have done your taxes by the time you fill out your FAFSA, you should be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) to automatically import your tax information into your FAFSA.
  • Because the FAFSA is available earlier, you may feel less pressure due to having more time to explore and understand your financial aid options and apply for aid before your state’s and school’s deadlines.
Keep in mind that the sooner you start the process of applying for financial aid, the better off you will be because you will have an opportunity to secure the most amount of funds to help pay for your education.

If you have questions regarding the financial aid application process or financial aid eligibility, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

If you would like to make a payment or inquire about your student account, contact the Business Office. Payments can be made over the phone, by mail, or in person in the Student Support Center Office 133. Bills are available through SonisWeb. As a convenience, you can make a payment online through SonisWeb under the "Billing tab".

A payment plan is an interest-free option offered by Cabarrus College that breaks down the large lump-sum payments due at the beginning of each semester into easy-to-manage installments either bi-weekly or monthly. A fee of $50.00 per semester will be assessed each semester you establish a payment plan.

Payment plans can be combined with financial aid and student loans to help manage your total cost. Payment plans are established through the Business Office located in the Student Support Center.

Financial Aid Office
Valerie Richard
Director of Financial Aid

Robin Robinson
Financial Aid Specialist

Business Office
Dawn Barbee
Student Account Specialist