In order to apply for financial aid, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year at www.fafsa.ed.gov
. Before you apply, we recommend that you gather together the documents needed to apply
and register for an electronic pin number
. In the state of Oregon, this is the only application that you will need for many of the federal and state grants, scholarships, loans and work-study.
For help with your FAFSA, call 1-800-4FEDAID (1-800-433-3243); Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 midnight Eastern Time or Sat: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You may also contact our Financial Aid Office at (541) 882-3521 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Financial Aid Office at Klamath Community College may ask you for additional documents after you file your FAFSA. For the 2014-2015 academic year, these documents can be viewed by logging onto your MyKCC account and selecting your "Financial Aid Statement" beginning April 21, 2014
. The processing time for documentation to be processed is 4-6 weeks.
It is recommended that you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when completing your FAFSA.
The FAFSA requires current tax information. You may submit your FAFSA beginning January 1st, even if you have not filed taxes by using tax estimates. After filing, you will need to log back into your FAFSA and use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to update your FAFSA with accurate information.
If you are eligible to use the data retrieval tool but choose not to, you may need to verify your tax information with an IRS Tax Transcript. If you are selected for Verification, a copy of your tax return does not satisfy the Tax Transcript requirement.
Once all required documentation has been submitted to the Financial Aid Office, you should receive your Award Notification via e-mail within 2-3 weeks. This Award Notification will provide you with instructions for accessing the Online Financial Aid Portal
and details all federal grant, loans, and other scholarships that you are eligible to receive.
Students may accept or decline aid that has been offered by indicating so on the “Accept Awards” screen. Once you have accepted or declined your aid, the Financial Aid Office will work to process your financial aid funds for the next eligible disbursement.
Before accepting any financial aid funds, it is your responsibility to read through all Terms and Conditions and other important information on the KCC Financial Aid webpage. Additional information which must be read can be found in the Financial Aid Information Booklet
If you are accepting loan funds, you must also complete in-person Loan Entrance Counseling
and a Master Promissory Note
(MPN) before any loan funds can be disbursed.
Once you have accepted loan funds and you have enrolled in classes, your Loan Entrance Counseling and MPN will be marked as "received" on your MyKCC account within 14 business days
, pending completion.
Once enrolled in classes, accepted aid (excluding work-study which must be earned and scholarships from other agencies for which funds have not been received) will usually be disbursed on the third Tuesday of the term and credited to the student's billing account. Financial aid is automatically used to pay for student charges such as tuition, fees, and book charges. Any accepted funds left over after a student's bill has been paid in full will prompt a financial aid refund. Beginning at 1:30pm on the third Tuesday of the term, financial aid refund checks will be available for pick-up.
If your refund check is not picked up within seven (7) business days, it will be mailed to the address on file with the Business Office.
For additional information regarding disbursement, please read 'Disbursement Information'.