C-Codes occur when there is something dramatically wrong with the information you reported on the FAFSA. Think of the C-Code as an error message: the information has to be fixed in order for you to get any financial aid. Depending on what the C-Code is for, you may be able to just make a correction to fix the problem, but sometimes it takes much more than that.
What are somet things that would cause a C-Code?
- Males having not registered with Selective Service
- Being in default on at least one student loan
- Name and social security number not matching
- Unusual Enrollment History
C-Codes typically give a sense of fear in the minds of FA administrators because sometimes resolving the C-Code can be difficult. However, you must keep in mind that in order for financial aid to be processed, the C-Code has to be resolved. So don't be surprised if the process takes some time.
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