COM Financial Aid Application

All students applying for financial assistance to attend College of the Mainland must complete the FAFSA.



The FAFSA on the Web Worksheet allows you to read and complete the questions before entering your information online. The questions are listed in the same order as they appear on the website.

Learn how to complete your FAFSA, view the video tutorial.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid


FAFSA—Free Application for Federal Student Aid
COM's Federal School Code is 007096.

Applicants who do not complete the application process by July 1 for the Fall semester, Nov. 1 for the Spring semester and May 1 for the Summer semester should be prepared to pay all educational costs incurred until their application is processed and eligibility is determined. A file is complete when all necessary paperwork has been received, the information verified and the file reviewed. Processing time on a file is approximately four to six weeks.

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Drug Conviction Worksheet

A federal law suspends your eligibility for federal student aid if you have been convicted under federal or state law for possession of or sale of illegal drugs (not including alcohol or tobacco). If you have been convicted in the past, this does not automatically mean that you are ineligible for federal student aid. This worksheet will help you determine your eligibility. You should complete and submit your FAFSA even if you are not eligible for federal student aid. You may be eligible for financial aid from other sources.

Download the appropriate form, complete and return the form to the Student Financial Services Office. Be sure to put your name and seven-digit COM ID number on the form before submitting the form.

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Verification Worksheet

If requested by the Financial Aid Office, students applying for financial assistance to attend College of the Mainland must also complete the Verification Worksheet (either dependent or independent, as requested) for each academic year they plan to attend. Students should download, complete and return the appropriate form to the Student Financial Services Office.


Due to a change in the verification process for the 2013-2014 academic year, students selected for verification are asked to contact the Student Financial Services Office at 409-933-8274 or come to the office for the correct form.  The forms will not be available on this website.

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