Applying for State and Federal Aid

To apply for most state and federal aid programs students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) electronically at Students/parents should first apply for a federal student aid username and password (FSAID) at  The FSA ID is used as their electronic signature.

CCC’s federal code is 002863; enter this on the FAFSA. Once the FAFSA is processed, students receive a FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS)

New York State residents may apply for New York State aid, such as TAP, by completing the NYS Student Aid Payment Application. When completing your FAFSA, the confirmation page will provide a link to the NYS Student Aid Payment Application. CCC State Aid School Code is 2042. You may also apply online at once your FAFSA is processed. If you are unable to complete the application electronically, you may request a paper Express TAP Application (ETA) from the CCC Financial Aid Office once your FAFSA is processed.

The Financial Aid Office will receive your FAFSA data electronically from the federal processor. You may be required to submit additional information or documentation to complete your application. If so, we will notify you via mail and/or email once your FAFSA is received.

Once your application is complete and correct, we will verify your admission status, academic progress and your expected enrollment status to determine your eligibility for financial aid. An email will follow that will direct you to MyCorning.  There you will find:

  • An Estimated Cost of Attendance
  • SUNY Financial Aid Plan
  • Accept/decline offered financial aid
  • Any additional outstanding requirements