COST OF ATTENDANCETotal cost for the 2020-2021 school year:
FINANCIAL AIDCass Career Center is approved to work with Federal Title IV funding such as Pell Grants and Direct Student Loans, as well as state funding such as A+, Access Missouri, Fast Track, WIOA and the 21st Century Healthcare Grant. Contact our Financial Aid Administrator for more information: Susan Lockard, email@example.com, 816-380-3253 Ext. 7818.FAFSAAll students attending the Practical Nursing Program are required to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) regardless of whether they intend to accept a financial package. This step enables our institution to meet the Federal requirement for schools with Title IV funding.To complete the FAFSA, go to https://www.fafsa.gov. There is NO COST to complete this application.Avoid websites that attempt to charge you to complete the FAFSA! CCC School Code: 016354The application will be open for the 2021-22 school year on October 1, 2020. Submit your application early!**Important note: If you’re a dependent student, one of your parents whose information is reported on the FAFSA form will also need an FSA ID so that he or she can sign your application electronically. If your parent doesn’t have a Social Security number (SSN), your parent won’t be able to create an FSA ID (which requires an SSN). This means you’ll have to select the option to print a signature page when you get to the end of your FAFSA form on fafsa.gov (this option isn’t available in the myStudentAid app).** FAFSA must be submitted and completed with application-NO EXCEPTIONS. Your application will not be considered without the FAFSAbeing completed and submitted. If there are requirements for additional documentation/verification submissions,these must be completed and submitted prior to your financial aid meeting with the coordinator-NO EXCEPTIONS***
Additional documents required to complete the processing of financial aid:
- Current drivers license or state ID
- Original social security card
- High school diploma or GED* CCC policy allows for verification of high school/GED completion with the appropriate department of education.**Per federal financial aid guidelines, foreign high school diplomas are required to be evaluated by an education credential evaluation company in order to determine if they are equivalent to a US high school diploma. If your diploma is from a foreign country, you will need to contact one of the following companies to send your transcripts to for evaluation. Average cost: $85. You must instruct the company to send the results to Cass Career Center, Attn: Liz Summers, 1600 E. Elm St., Harrisonville, MO 64701. Listed below are a few company options:
Spantran: The Evaluation Company: https://www.spantran.com/students-and-graduates/
WES (World Education Services): https://www.wes.org/
Federal tax information or tax returns including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent student:
- IRS 1040
- Foreign tax return, IRS 1040NR, or IRS 1040NR-EZ
- Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau
Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits, for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student
Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate (but not including the home in which you live); and business and farm assets for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student.
***Students will use their 2019 tax return for the 2021-22 school year.***
Missouri Grant and Scholarship FAFSA Filing Deadlines:
The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development administers a number of state grants and scholarships (see right sidebar). To be eligible for most Missouri student financial aid, initial and renewal students should have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file by Feb. 1, but no later than April 1. Eligible students who apply between Feb. 1 and April 1 will be awarded state financial aid based on funding availability.
FINANCIAL AID CODE OF CONDUCTThe Cass Career Center Financial Aid Office has a strict code of conduct prohibiting conflicts of interest with respect to loans and other types of funding. Defined duties of employees and administrators involved in financial aid coordination allow for a system of checks and balances that prevent conflicts on interest with regard to loan and grant processing. For more information on the code of conduct, please refer to the Financial Aid Handbook.FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)Please CLICK HERE to access important information about your privacy in higher education. This information is pertinent to independent students, dependent students and any individual that may providing financial support for your educational goals.If you wish to share your financial or academic information with any person, you are required to complete a consent to release information. This form can be obtained in the Financial Aid Office at Cass Career Center and must be completed and signed in the office at the time of your request.