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Paying for College

The Financial Aid Office at Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute (CCC&TI) seeks to promote awareness of Financial Aid opportunities and provide quality customer service that consistently exceeds the expectations of students and parents.

Getting Free Money for College Has Never Been Easier. Complete Your FAFSA Today.

Financial aid to help you pay for college is available and free to apply for. 

All student aid requires a completed FAFSA, so start yours today!

New to FAFSA?

It is time to apply for financial aid through FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the 2024-2025 academic year, which starts with the 2024 Fall Term!

CCC&TI FAFSA Friday Sessions in the LRC!

Come to the LRC from 8-11 every Friday to receive assistance from an experienced financial aid professional.

  • Free to apply!
  • Grants up to $11,000 may be available.

No Appointment Necessary.

CCC&TI does NOT participate in student loans.


Get free money for academic achievements, and preferred career paths. Submit one application to be considered for over 100 scholarships.

Other Resources

CCC&TI offers services to provide meaningful assistance to students of all stripes. Learn more about our family services, work study, and veteran benefits.

Financial Aid FAQ

Questions about cost, completing the FAFSA, financial aid, or something else? Check out our financial aid FAQ to get the answers you need.

Important Financial Aid Dates

View the Academic Calendar for a list of important dates throughout the school year.

Other Events

Financial Aid Forms Are Located in Self Service

Forms are also available in the financial aid office (BLDG F room 127.)

SAP Appeal Request – Due by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6 for fall 2024.

Financial Aid Resources

Enrollment Intensity

Enrollment Intensity is the percentage of full-time enrollment at which a student is enrolled, rounded to the nearest whole percent. Students will receive the percentage of their semester award based on the number of credits they are enrolled

Students receiving North Carolina grants must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to receive their state aide. State aid will also use enrollment intensity. 

The Financial Aid Office is available and happy to answer any questions about enrollment intensity or aid eligibility! 


Financial Aid Offer

The financial aid offer explains the combination of federal grants, loans, and work study CCC&TI is offering. The offer might also contain state and institutional aid. If multiple award notices/offers are received from other colleges ore career schools, compare them and decide which school works best.

CCC&TI presents aid offers based on anticipated full-time enrollment of 12 or more credit hours per semester – fall, spring, and summer. Disbursement payments are determined based on actual enrollment status. Enrollment status can be full-time, three-quarter time, half-time, or less than half-time.

For more information on comparing financial aid offers, visit the Federal Student Aid website.


Institutional Resources

Comunity Resources

Search for free or reduced-cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.

Student Aid Tips

Download the FAFSA checklist for information on what documents to keep on hand.

Aid-Related Information

Students can find other aid-related information in the CCC&TI Catalog as well. When possible, the Financial Aid Office provides links to other sites in an effort to further assist students in finding the resources or information they might need regarding paying for College, obtaining or paying off student loans, or applying for scholarships from outside of the College.

State/Federal Resources

Contact Us

Send an email to our department. Use our virtual lobby to request a callback or schedule an appointment.

Financial Aid & Student Services

Ann Wright
Director, Financial Aid &
Student Services

Phone: 828.726.2715