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Fill out the FAFSA

Apply for Financial Aid!

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is for all federal, state, and college grants, work study, and loans.

  1. Apply online at If you haven't applied for FAFSA before, create a FSA ID for yourself and have your parent do likewise.
  2. Select the correct year. If you are applying for a summer session, check with the Financial Aid Office to verify which application you should complete.
  3. Apply online before May 1 for the early deadline. We accept applications after this date, but in some cases you may need to pay your tuition up front and wait for your financial aid to reimburse you. It may take two to four weeks to process your application.
  4. Read the online instruction carefully. The questions often have an explanation in the right margin. Even though the question may seem obvious, the instructions will help ensure you answer correctly.
  5. List the school code. Cape Cod Community College's Title IV school code is 002168.

Note: If you are unable to process your FAFSA online, you may download a paper version. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance.

FAFSA and Scholarship Assistance

Do you need assistance?

Free Help with completing the FAFSA and researching scholarship opportunities is available.

Cape Cod Community College is excited to partner with MassEdCO TRIO program to provide hands-on assistance for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing the FAFSA is your first step to determine your eligibility for grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study! 

If you need assistance completing FAFSA, in-person or virtual help is available at MassEdCO Education and Career Planning Center.

Help is offered Monday – Saturday and evenings. Languages provided English, Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi, and Nepali.

Contact information:

MassEdCO (Boston)


PHONE: 617-536-0200


Appointment Link:

After Applying – What Happens Next?

  1. You will receive an email from the FAFSA processing center. Make sure Cape Cod Community College is listed as one of the schools receiving the information. If it is, the Financial Aid Office will receive your application.
  2. If you need to correct your FAFSA, or if you need to add Cape Cod Community College (002168) to the school list, you may do it online at
  3. The Financial Aid Office may request additional information from you. Please respond promptly in order to complete your file.
  4. Once your file is complete, the Financial Aid Office will provide you with an award letter. This letter will inform you of how much and what type of assistance you will receive.
  5. If you have any questions regarding financial aid, please call or stop by the Financial Aid Office. You may also schedule an appointment to meet with a financial aid counselor.

Types of Loans at 4Cs

Cape Cod Community College has multiple financial aid support systems to help you pay for your courses. For a full page of information dedicated to the different types of loans you can receive see: Types of Loans

Contact the Financial Aid Office

Location: Nickerson Administration Building, Ground Floor

Hours: Zoom drop-ins with Financial Aid

Monday–Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Meeting ID: 983 1467 4608
Password: FinAid

Other times are available by appointment. Please contact us if you need an early-evening time.

Phone: 774.330.4393

Fax: 508.375.4026