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Students applying for financial aid at Cochise College must be admitted into an eligible program of study leading to a degree or certificate and must meet the other eligibility requirements for each program. All new financial aid recipients must complete a financial aid orientation session before receiving any federal funds.
Official academic transcripts will be required of all transfer students who appear in the National Student Loan Database System (NSLDS) as having attended previous institution(s) and/or having substantial student loan debt. Transcripts will be evaluated and restricted enrollment enforced when applicable. Students who have not met our academic standards (2.0 GPA and completion of 75 percent of classes attempted) at the prior institution(s) will be evaluated with the same probation and suspension standards currently in place for Cochise College students. Students who consistently have received W and F grades will be required to complete a minimum of six credit hours with a 2.0 or higher GPA using their own resources before federal aid will be approved.
Cochise College provides access to federal, state, and institutional financial aid through the Financial Aid Office. A number of institutional and private scholarship applications are also available. Financial aid may be awarded based on financial need, academic merit, athletic ability, or community service. The application process for most of the programs begins with completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is completed online at www.FAFSA.gov. The FAFSA worksheet to assist you in completing the online application can be found online or in the Financial Aid Office. Priority consideration for some grants is given to applications received in the Financial Aid Office by May 1.