Help with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)! Assistance completing the FAFSA on the web is being offered Monday - Thursday, each week, 8:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. by the CLC Financial Aid Office.
All sessions will be located on the Brainerd Campus in room C120. Please read this list of documents and/or information that should be brought to the session.
2012-13 School Year (July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013) APPLY NOW - FAFSA on the WEB is available at www.fafsa.gov.
There is a new IRS Data Retrieval tool available as you complete your FAFSA on the WEB. This allows you to transfer the required income information from your Federal tax return to your FAFSA in a secure atmosphere. Use the "How to Apply" link on the left for more information.
Your E-Services will be the main method of communication in regards to your financial aid status and award letter. You will first be informed of any documents and/or information that is needed to complete your file. Read your "Financial Aid Status Report" located in your E-Services carefully and use the menu option at the left to learn more.
Summer 2013 Award letters will begin to show up in your E-services around the 1st of April. To receive a summer award letter you need to have a complete 2012-13 financial aid file and be registered for summer credits.
Summer 2013 Work Study! If you are considering doing work study for the summer of 2013 you need to complete a 2013-14 FAFSA soon. This will help with the process of establishing your summer work study eligibility.
2013-14 School Year (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014) FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.gov. You will want to have your 2012 taxes done before completing the application. This makes the application easier because of a new tool called the IRS Data Retrieval. This tool allows you to electronically load your filed Federal tax return information into the FAFSA instead of entering it manually. It is a much more accurate to complete the FAFSA. Please use it if you are able.
Campus Phone Numbers:
Brainerd (218) 855-8031, Fax (218)855-8252
Staples (218) 894-5157
CLC Financial Aid Department efficiently assists students, using the latest technology, in the process of obtaining funds and supports a positive college experience as an achievable goal." To go along with this mission, we are guided by the principles "Students come first, We must take care of ourselves and We must be respectful of others".
The Financial Aid Office at CLC has developed a comprehensive financial aid program based on federal, state, institutional and private resources to help cover the cost of education. CLC annually awards assistance to about 70 percent of its student body. Therefore, no prospective student should hesitate to apply for admission because of financial circumstance. The CLC Financial Aid staff encourages all students to apply for financial aid.
File Completion/Student Loans
Work Study/Child Care grant/Consortium
Code of Conduct for CLC Financial Aid Office Employees
This Code of Conduct is in response to the Higher Education Opportunity Act signed August, 14, 2008. This code is applicable to all CLC employees with responsibilities related to Federal Title IV student loans and prohibits a conflict of interest. Where applicable, this code is superseded by MnSCU Employee Code of Conduct, if more restrictive.
These employees are restricted from:
1. Revenue sharing arrangements,
2. Receiving most lender gifts, including those to family members, with certain minimal exceptions,
3. Receiving fees or other compensation for consulting with lenders,
4. Using the award packaging or other methods to assign first-time borrowers to certain lenders,
5. Delaying or refusing to certify any loan based on the borrower's choice of lender,
6. Accepting any funds for private education loans in exchange for benefits to the lenders such as a preferred lender arrangement,
7. Requesting or accepting assistance from any lender for call-center staffing or financial aid office staffing, and
8. Receiving any compensation or financial benefit for service other than reasonable reimbursement of expenses for any financial aid office employee who serves on a lender's advisory board.
The Code of Conduct is available to these employees in an electronic format each year.