How to Apply for Financial Aid

Students may apply for Federal Grants, Loans, and Institutional Aid by completing the online FAFSA form. An additional form may also be required to apply for institutional aid.

The student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form any time after January 1 of the year of enrollment. The recommended filing date is by March 1. The online FAFSA form is available at When completing the FAFSA, the student will be prompted to enter the institution’s federal school code. Compass College of Cinematic Arts' federal school code is 041633. This will generate a Student Aid Report (SAR). A copy of the SAR will be sent directly to the student and to CCCA.

Students who complete the FAFSA before May 15 will be notified of his or her total financial aid package on or before June 30. The student must then confirm this official offer in writing and submit to the Financial Aid Office. If applicable, a deposit must be received by the deadline on the student’s acceptance letter in order to hold the student’s place in the fall term.

A student may choose not to complete the FAFSA form. The school’s Financial Aid Office will then assume that the student has the available funding to pay the full cost of attendance.