10 months ago
It means there is a question about your eligibility and/or your parent's info
NO, everything is not fine & if you do not resolve the problem, you will not get aid
"C Code. A C in this section notifies financial aid administrators that an eligibility issue related to students or parents has been identified"
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What is the fafsa C code (comment code) what does this mean?
When you submit a FAFSA, it goes through a number of data matches.Sometimes there's an issue with one of those matches, and when that happens, the school has to collect documents that prove that you are eligible.The most common C-Codes are:
1) Default.If you are in default on a previous student loan, you must resolve it.You can do that by paying it off in full, making a satisfactory payment arrangement with the lender and making 9 on time payments, or--if you have another student loan that isn't in default--you may be able to consolidate the defaulted loan(s) with the non-defaulted loans and resolve the problem that way.
2) Citizenship.In order to receive federal student aid, you must be a US Citizen or eligible non-citizen (usually a permanent resident).If you are a citizen, you must provide the school with a document that proves it, such as a birth certificate, US passport, certificate of naturalization, etc.If you are not a citizen, you must bring a document that shows that you are an eligible non-citizen, such aspermanent resident card.
3) Selective Service.Males are required by law to register with Selective Service between the ages of 18 and 26.A student who is under 26 years old can resolve this simply by registering (you can do this by clicking on "register me" on the FAFSA).If over the age of 26, he has to provide proof that he wasn't required to register.If he was required to register but didn't do so, most schools have a process for determining if his failure to register was knowing and willful.This process can take quite a while to complete, so if that's the reason for your C-Code, it may be months before you can receive aid--if at all.
4) Unusual Enrollment History:if you have enrolled in several colleges in the past couple of years and withdrew, then your FAFSA might be flagged because it looks like you are only enrolling to receive a Pell refund.You may have to provide transcripts from your previous schools to prove that you actually earned credit there.
Your Student Aid Report probably has comments attached to it that describe what the problem is, but if not, the financial aid department at your college will know and can help you resolve it and restore your eligibility for aid.
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