How can I access my Financial Aid History?
You must have your FSA ID in order to obtain your Financial Aid History.
Where do I begin?
1. Submit an application for acceptance as a "Degree-Seeking" student to the Admission Office.
2. Review and follow the financial aid application procedures, which include completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA.
What year FAFSA should I file for my planned enrollment?
Examples of FAFSA filing dates for a given enrollment period, during an academic year (Fall, Spring and Summer):
Enrollment during the 2015-2016 Academic Year (Fall 2015, Spring 2016 and Summer 2016)
– 2015-2016 FAFSA must be filed for awarding aid.
Example: Summer 2016 term enrollees requesting aid assistance must complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA. Eligibility is contingent on remaining aid. e.g. If attended full-time, both fall and spring terms and received your eligibility (loan included), you will not be eligible for summer aid. Notice to Transfer Students – You must be a CCM degree-seeking in order to qualify and must have already requested a schools code change to your processed fafsa indentifying CCM Federal School code: 007106 to be processed.
What do I do if I made a mistake or left out information?
If you need to make corrections, please visit or call the Office of Financial Aid
prior to your making corrections online to determine if your corrections are needed.
How and when do I apply for financial aid?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
is available for filing after January 1st. each year. Our federal school code: 007106 must be entered upon completion of your application. It is recommended that students and or parent(s) (if applicable), complete the application after filing their federal income tax return (mid April), avoiding delays due to corrections. Remember to sign your application (electronically or print and mail the signature page to the federal processing center to avoiding delay in processing).
Filing your FAFSA requires information for the appropriate year. Retain copies of both the parents’ and the student’s tax returns, etc. for future reference. Students seeking assistance are encouraged to visit our office (appointment preferred), meeting with one of our counselors. Note: If requested by us, please bring all supporting items (copy of your IRS Tax Transcript-all parts, YTD bank, YTD Social Security Benefits received statement and or investment statements, etc.) with your prior to your visit.
- What are the deadlines?
"Priority" Deadlines: Submit the completed FAFSA after January 1st. each year, but no later than mid-April (after the federal income tax filing period). As a rule-of-thumb, you should file at least three months prior to the start of a term. If you apply late, be prepared to pay all charges yourself with the possibility of getting financial aid after the term begins.
Select for - NJ STATE APPLICATION FILING DEADLINES
When will I hear if I am eligible to receive aid?
An electronic award notification letter will be "emailed" (CCM email address ONLY) to students once eligibility has been determined. This electronic notification will instruct students to view their awards, loans included and/or additional documents required to complete their file by logging on to: WebAdvisor
Why did I get a Federal Student Aid Report (SAR) but not a State Student Eligibility Notice (SEN)?
You listed CCM as your second or third choice upon completing the FAFSA. NJ State aid will only be processed on your first choice. Please contact our office
for assistance or State
, requesting a school code change.
Where can I get Federal Verification Worksheets? Click here
, select applicable year and print.
How can I order a IRS Income Tax Transcript Immediately (Online or Mail)? Click here
, to request your transcript.
Where do I get a Petition for Independency?
Petition for Independency can be downloaded - Click here
How and when is Student Financial Aid applied to my bill?
WHEN BILLED FOR THE SEMESTER: Read the instructions concerning financial aid recipients and follow them concerning payment. Every effort is made to credit term bills with all accepted and approved financial aid except anticipated FWS earnings.* You must have received your Award Eligibility Notice prior to registering. Students may also view their aid eligibility and or additional documents which may be required to complete their file on line, by logging on to: WebAdvisor
Financial aid recipients are responsible for remitting any balance due after qualified financial aid (approval Loans, federal and State grants and scholarship aid) has been applied. See your Award Notice for aid amounts. Students whose applicable aid exceeds their tuition bill; may request from the Bursar/Cashier Office an advance, up to $500.00 (if warranted) in the form of a "Book Store Certificate" for the purchases at the colleges bookstore, during the in-person registration period ONLY.
What opportunities are there for work on campus?
Two employment programs exist for students: Federal Work-Study (FWS) - this is a federally supported employment program. Students must meet need requirements. Students may work no more than 19.5 hours per week during the semester, and as many as 35 hours per week during school breaks. Opportunities are available both on-campus and in off-campus non-profit agencies. Additionally FWS allocated award is not deferrable against tuition charges, as employment is required with earned wages paid bi-weekly.
Student Aide (SA)
- this is a College employment program. Financial need is not a requirement for participation. Students normally work 10-15 hours per week while school is in session.
Federal Work Study (FWS) informative Brochure -
Available jobs will vary by semester. Typical jobs in both programs may include office assistant, lab assistant, tutor, disabled student classroom assistant. For wages and more, please refer to the Federal Work-Study / Student Aide website
or visit Career Services, Cohen Hall, B236.
Scholarship Application Deadlines
Award Notification to Applicants
Fall Term - June 24
Fall applicants - On or about July 31
Spring Term - October 22
Spring applicants - On or about November 15
NOTE: Applications received after the deadlines will be reviewed for consideration the following term.
for more information about available scholarships.
CCM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and complies with applicable Federal and State laws prohibiting discrimination. No person shall be discriminated against with regard to employment, education programs or admission on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, handicap or veteran status.
What is the Colleges Return of Title IV funds Policy (r2t4)? Return of Federal Title IV Funds - This is the colleges federally calculated assessment of aid recipients who withdraw officially or unofficially from the college prior to the end of the semester. The Financial Aid and Bursar Office, determines the amount (percentage) of aid eligible for based on the student’s date of withdrawal and/or last date of class attendance (LDA).
What is the Colleges Financial Aid Annual Cost of Attendance (COA)?
A student's Cost of Attendance (COA), includes tuition and fees, transportation, miscellaneous/personal, room and board expenses while attending school. The submission of documented proof of any costs related to a disability, childcare and other ”unusual" educationally related expenses must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid for possible aid eligibility adjustments.
County College of Morris "estimated" Annual Cost of Attendance: Click 2016-2017
- What is the IRS Tax Credit?
Course materials are eligible for the tax credit as well as tuition and fees that have not been paid for by grant or scholarship aid. In other words, you may not receive a double benefit for your qualified expenses. Qualified ”course materials include books, supplies and equipment needed for a course of study whether or not the materials are purchased from the educational institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. To learn more Click Here