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Federal and/or State Financial Aid
You’ll need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility.
Priority Deadlines for FAFSA Submission
- Fall semester: June 1
- Spring semester: Oct. 10
- Summer semester: April 15
You may still submit your FAFSA after these dates, however, you may be responsible for paying your tuition if your financial aid file isn’t completed by the tuition due date.
How to Complete the FAFSA
Submit a FAFSA each academic year you attend college. At COA, fall is the start of the academic year so the 2016-2017 FAFSA covers fall 2016, spring 2017 and summer 2017.
1 Apply for a Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA ID)
Visit fsaid.ed.gov/npas to apply for a FSA ID. Students (and parents of dependent students) need an FSA ID to electronically sign the financial aid application.
2 Complete the Online Application for Student Aid
Go to FAFSA.ed.gov to complete the online application for student aid.
3 Monitor your Email and Mailing Address
Monitor your email and mailing address for communication from College of The Albemarle (COA) regarding your FAFSA. If selected for verification, you must complete the verification process prior to being awarded by COA.
Admissions and Financial Aid Technician
Elizabeth City Campus: AE 134
252-335-0821 ext. 2290
Financial Aid Assistant II
Elizabeth City Campus: AE 141
252-335-0821 ext. 2385
Academic and Financial Aid Advisor
Dare County Campus: 106
252-473-2264 ext. 7021