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Apply for Financial Aid


For information on how to apply for scholarships, visit our scholarships page.

Federal and/or State Financial Aid

You’ll need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility.

Submit a FAFSA each academic year you attend college. At COA, fall is the start of the academic year so the 2018 – 2019 FAFSA covers fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019.

Priority Deadlines for FAFSA Submission

Semester Deadline
Fall June 1
Spring Oct. 10
Summer 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

Visit to apply for a FSA ID. Students (and parents of dependent students) need an FSA ID to electronically sign the financial aid application.
Go to to complete the online application for student aid.
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.


Financial Aid FAQ

Glossary of Financial Aid Terms

“7 Common Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Mistakes”

COA’s Net Price Calculator

Federal Financial Aid Overview

How to Create an FSA ID


How to Complete the FAFSA


  • Askew, Michelle

  • Admissions and Financial Aid Technician

  • Elizabeth City Campus: AE 141

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2385