After the FAFSA: What Happens Next?

After The FAFSA: What Happens Next?

In order to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in the FAFSA, the federal government mandates that universities conduct random audits on our students' data. As a result, we require additional documentation from both you and your family. If your FAFSA is chosen for review, you will find a notification on your Student Aid Report (SAR) and receive an email (to your student email) from the Financial Aid Office containing detailed instructions.


Please visit your student Pathway account to access the student verification criteria and upload the necessary documents. If information is required from your family members, they will each need to provide consent to use their information.


It is crucial that you address your verification requirements promptly.


Why is it important to submit documents for Verification in a timely manner?

The verification review process may extend over a period of 4-6 weeks starting from the moment the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office obtains all the necessary documents that have been requested.

Consequences of missing the verification deadline include:

  • Potential delays in your financial aid package.
  • Delays in the disbursement of Title IV aid.
  • Possible ineligibility for Title IV aid.
  • The risk of class cancellation due to non-payment.

It is your responsibility as a student to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the requested documents in a timely manner. It is vital that you refrain from making any further corrections or adjustments to your FAFSA while the verification process is ongoing and after it has been completed.

CCC will receive your FAFSA information within one week of submission. At that time you may be asked to complete additional forms to help verify information you provided on your FAFSA. You will be notified via your official CCC email account of what information is still needed to complete your file. You can also check this information on your Pathway account.

Please complete and submit the requested financial aid documents immediately to CCC’s Financial Aid Office.  Financial Aid staff cannot complete processing your file until all requested information has been received and reviewed.  This process may take several weeks, depending on file status, peak processing times and/or delays in receiving information.

If Corrections are required on your file, your financial aid may be delayed.

 Be prepared to provide the following:

  • Copies of your W2’s (and your parents, if you are a dependent student)
  • IRS Tax Transcripts (and your parents, if you are a dependent student)
  • Official college transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education previously attended
  • Official High School transcripts or High School Equivalency Credential transcripts
  • Proof of any untaxed income that may have been reported on your SAR
  • Additional information as requested

The IRS’s Data Retrieval Tool is used at to speed up the process of filling in student, parent, and spouses’ (contributors) tax information in to the FAFSA application. Every contributor will need to create an FSA ID in order to go through this process and to give consent.

Students must go to , create an account, and print their “Tax Transcript” for the appropriate year that they need. If students didn’t file a tax return, then they would print a letter of non-filing that states they did not file their federal tax return. An IRS account will have to be created in order to get both.

If the website does not allow students to create an account, students can come into the Financial Aid office and ask for a 4506-T Form – Request for Transcript of Tax Return (insert form). Students will fill out the form and send it to the IRS contacts listed on the back of the form.

***If you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, on the FAFSA, to successfully transfer tax information into the FAFSA, a Tax Return Transcript will NOT be needed.

 If you update your FAFSA with your tax information, please contact Student Financial Aid to let us know of the updates at or 575-769-4060.


Please contact Student Financial Aid so we can provide information specific to your situation by emailing or calling 575-769-4060.

Please contact Student Financial Aid so we can provide information specific to your situation by emailing or calling 575-769-4060.

If student, parents, or spouses were not required to file taxes, a request for non-filing form must be obtained through for the appropriate year.

A Financial Aid Award letter will be sent to you.

Award amounts listed on your award letter are based on full-time enrollment status and will be prorated according to your final enrollment status (i.e., full-time, ¾ time, ½ time).

Final amounts may change due to changes in enrollment status, changes in residency, changes to EFC and/or available funding.

Apply for Scholarships! AwardSpring is an easy-to-use system that allows students to apply for multiple scholarships offered by CCC with one convenient process. After filling out an application, student applications are automatically matched to available scholarships for review.  For additional information, contact the Financial Aid office at 575-769-4060.

Apply for CCC Scholarships on AwardSpring


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Contact Info

Financial Aid Department
Dr. H. A. Miller Student Services Center
Clovis Community College
417 Schepps Blvd.
Clovis, NM 88101

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FAFSA School Code: 004743

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