Within seven business days after submitting the FAFSA online, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) at the email address you provided. If you did not provide an email address, the SAR will be sent to your mailing address.
Review the SAR immediately for errors. If corrections are needed, log into the FAFSA website and follow the correction instructions.
You will also receive important documents by mail from the KCC Office of Financial Aid. Make sure to read these documents thoroughly and return any requested forms as soon as possible to ensure file completion in a timely manner.
You will receive an award letter from KCC's Office of Financial Aid listing the assistance for which you have been approved
- If awarded funds exceed KCC costs, a refund check will be issued to you according to the financial aid calendar. The date of financial aid disbursements is affected by enrollment in late-starting classes.
- Please report any financial assistance you will receive that is not listed on the award letter.
- Login to KCConnect
- Click Students
- Click Financial aid status by year
- Click the drop-down arrow and
choose the current year:
- 2015-16 is Year 2015
- 2016-17 is Year 2016
- Click Submit
- See Results section below for interpretation of awards
No Total Estimated Funds Available – means we have not completed your file. It takes several weeks to process a file. You do not need to contact KCC's Office of Financial Aid to determine the status of your file. We will notify you by letter if we need further information.
Source and Amount of financial aid awards listed with 'E - Estimated' in the Action box – Means an award letter will be mailed. If you do not receive one, check with the admissions office to determine that you have been accepted as a student at KCC. If you have to do one of the following, make sure to tell the Office of Financial Aid when it has been completed. We will then reprocess your file for an award letter.
Have the following on file in the Office of Admissions:
- KCC Admissions Form
- Official high school transcript with graduation date Those without a high school diploma, submit an official GED transcript showing completion.
- Placement test scores
You also must have selected and be admitted to an eligible program; one that leads to an associate degree or an advanced certificate and requires at least 16 semester hours to complete. Paramedic and Paramedic related programs are currently not eligible programs.
Source and Amount of financial aid awards listed with 'I - Denied' in the Action box – Means bring a photo ID to the Financial Aid walk-in desk and we will discuss with you the reasons for denial.
Source and Amount of financial aid awards listed with 'W - Waiting on Degree Audit' in the Action box - Means we need a Degree Audit after you have registered for courses in order to activate awards. The Degree Audit can be obtained by meeting with your Academic Advisor.
Source and Amount of financial aid awards listed with 'A - Accepted' in the Action box – Means we have processed your file and you are eligible to receive the awards listed as "Accepted" based on your enrollment status. To determine an estimate of your excess funds, please view the How to Calculate Your Refund instructions. Refer to the Financial Aid Calendar for the dates Pell will be distributed.