Step 1: Apply to a degree, diploma or certificate program at Cabarrus College.

Step 2: Know your deadlines. Review important financial aid dates below.

Step 3: Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Include the Federal School Code for Cabarrus College: 015358 on the application.

Step 4: Review the scholarships, grants, loans, and work study options available to Cabarrus College students. Read through our Financial Aid FAQs for more answers to important questions.

Step 5: Once your application for admission is complete and your FAFSA form is received by our office, we will notify you in writing of any additional documentation required.

Financial Aid Requirements

Before the Financial Aid Office can determine your financial aid package you need to:

  • Be accepted into a degree, diploma, or certificate program at Cabarrus College. (Note: You are encouraged to apply for Financial Aid at the same time that you apply to a program. However, a financial aid package will not be provided to you until you have been accepted into a particular program.)
  • Complete a current FAFSA form and list Cabarrus College under the school selection.
  • Provide any documents requested by the Financial Aid Office. 
  • Be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Have a valid social security number.
  • Be registered with the selective service, if required.
  • Certify that you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant. 
  • Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Financial Aid Important Dates
Apply for financial aid between October 1st and March 15th to be able to receive the maximum financial aid. FAFSAs submitted after this date will be considered only as funds are available. Students starting a program in the Spring semester should complete a FASFA form as soon as possible to allow the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.

Verification of Aid Application

I have been selected for verification. What does this mean to me?
The Department of Education will select individual FAFSA applications for a review process called verification. Individuals can be selected for one of the four verification categories.

Applicants selected for verification will need to complete a verification form for 2016-2017 corresponding to the individual verification code you have been provided by Cabarrus College.

You should receive one of the following verification codes for 2016-2017: V1, V4*, V5*, or V6 in an email sent to you by Cabarrus College. Find your form under Dependent (your parents information was required on the FAFSA) or Independent (no parental information was required on the FAFSA).

Dependent Student Forms (Parental information was required on the FAFSA form)

Independent Student Forms (Parental information was not required on the FAFSA form)

* Please note - V4* and V5* must be signed by the student in our financial aid office.

Where should I send my completed forms?

By Mail:
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Attention: Financial Aid
401 Medical Park Drive - Concord, NC 28025

By Email:
Please send an email to Robin Robinson
Subject: Verification paperwork

By Fax:
Attention: Financial Aid

After You Apply
Once you have submitted your FAFSA, required documents, and have been admitted to Cabarrus College, the Financial Aid Office will determine your need and, if you are eligible, develop a customized package including funds from those programs for which you qualify. As a result, your financial aid package from Cabarrus College may include one or a combination of scholarships, federal or state grants, federally subsidized or unsubsidized loans, and/or on-campus student employment.

Award packages will be mailed through US Postal mail to the student's current address in Sonis. Any revisions later to the award letter will be emailed to the student's Cabarrus College email.

An award letter is an official offer of all financial awards that may include federal and state grants, scholarships, work-study and/or student loans. Award letters must be completed and returned by the due date indicated on the award letter.

Only after all required documents are received by the Financial Aid Office as instructed in the award package are the awards considered official. Financial Aid awards are based on eligibility criteria which includes the following:

  • Enrolled credit hours in program (indicated in your award package) **
  • FAFSA results
  • Previous education
  • Residency
  • Grade level
  • Satisfactory academic progress requirements

** It is the responsibility of the student to review and notify the Director of Financial Aid if there are any changes or discrepancies in current enrollment. Award letters will be revised accordingly.

Students who choose to accept Federal loans offered to them cannot receive their first loan disbursement until a master promissory note is completed and Federal Loan entrance and Financial Awareness counseling are completed. These are both done one time at the beginning of the student's enrollment and directions to complete these are included with the Award package.

Summer Enrollment
Students who will be enrolled in summer classes will typically have out of pocket expense for these classes because summer financial aid is very limited. Be sure to review your financial aid award offer to determine how much you will owe for summer and plan accordingly.

We are here to help you complete the financial aid process. We have an open-door policy and are located within the Student Support Center - Room 133. Scholarship opportunities, updates to award letters and notifications of refunds will be sent to your Cabarrus College email, so be sure to check frequently!

The basic types of financial aid available are:

  • Federal and State Grants: Funds awarded to the student under these categories do not have to be repaid. Sources of grant funds are the Federal Government and the state of North Carolina. Grants are usually awarded to students who demonstrate the greatest financial need.
  • Scholarships: Funds awarded to the student under these categories do not have to be repaid. Scholarships are monies that are made available to students from various local community groups, state funds and corporate donors.
  • Student Loans: Loans are funds that you must repay. The type of loan you are eligible for depends on financial need, however even a student without Financial need can qualify for loans. Types of loans include Federal Direct Loans for the student and Federal Direct Plus loans for Parents of Undergraduate Students (PLUS).
  • Work Study: Federal Work Study is a federally funded program that provides employment opportunities to students with the highest financial need. Placement is limited.

In addition, tax credits and veterans benefits are available.