Types of Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

City College encourages all U.S. citizens and permanent residents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for all forms of federal and state aid. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the standard form used to determine a student’s eligibility for federal and some state aid, including:

  • Federal grants
  • Federal loans
  • Federal work-study
  • State grants

You can easily apply online using FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.gov. This is the fastest and most accurate method, and eliminates the additional processing time or potential errors associated with a traditional paper FAFSA.

Your School Code for the Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Miami, Hollywood & Online campuses is # 016839. The School Code for Altamonte Springs (Orlando) is#030799. Feel free to contact your campus of choice if you have any questions, and ask for the Financial Aid department. We’re here to help! 


Federal Loan Applications For Students

To apply for a Federal Stafford Loan (student loan), visit StudentlLoans.govRead and complete the promissory note before you sign it. It is a legal document requiring you to pay back the money you borrow.

We suggest that you apply for your loan after you receive your student financial plan. That way, you will know the amount that the school recommends you borrow. Be sure to carefully answer all the questions on the loan application. Most people complete this step in less than 30 minutes.

Before you receive your loan, you will need to participate in a loan counseling entrance interview called “Financial Awareness Counseling“. Also, before you leave school, you will need to participate in a loan counseling exit interview called “Exit Counseling“. Both of these can be completed either online or in person. Links can be found here or on our financial aid page.


How much money can I borrow in federal student loans?

An undergraduate student can borrow $5,500 to $10,500 per year combined in Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans depending on your financial need, the amount of other aid that you receive, your dependency status, and grade level.


Federal PLUS Loan for Parents

An eligible parent qualifies for Federal PLUS Loans (the parent loan for undergraduate students) while their dependent son or daughter attends school. To apply for a PLUS Loan, one of your parents must complete the application and pass a credit check.

The parent borrower may apply online (see the loan application link here or on our financial aid page). We also suggest that your parent apply for this loan after you receive your student financial plan. That way, you will know the recommended amount you should borrow. The maximum amount that a parent may borrow is the cost of your education minus any aid that you are receiving.

Your parent will need to complete the borrower section of the form, and you will complete the Student section. If you apply online, you will need to print out, sign and mail the Promissory Note. Both the parent borrower and you, the student, will need to sign the Promissory Note. If you do not have a printer, the lender will mail you the Promissory Note. You and your parent/borrower will both need to sign and return it.

Again: feel free to contact your campus of choice if you have any questions, and ask for the Financial Aid department. We’re here to help! 

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