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Step Two - Submit FAFSA

​The most important step in finding out if you are eligible to receive financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Many students who could receive financial assistance to attend college miss out because they don't complete the FAFSA. This may include funds that don't require repayment. For this reason, we encourage all students to fill out a FAFSA at as soon as their annual Federal tax returns are completed.

Follow the steps below to submit your FAFSA.



​Get Organized

Have the following information handy before you start the submission process:

  • Social Security Number
  • Driver's License
  • Federal Income Tax Return (if required by law to file) for student and parent (if student is dependent)
  • Bank Statements
  • Investment Records

​Apply for PIN

In order to sign your FAFSA electronically, you'll need a Personal Identification Number (PIN) from the Department of Education. Both the student and parent (if student is dependent) need a PIN.

  • To request or re-request a PIN, go to
  • After you get your PIN you can proceed with applying for financial aid online.

​Submit Your FAFSA

You're now ready to begin the application process.

You can apply online at

CVTC's Federal school code is 005304.

Note: When submitting your FAFSA, you may be asked to provide tax information. The IRS provides a Retrieval Tool to allow you to transfer your income information from the IRS to the FAFSA.