HBooks, Money and Graduateow Do I Get Financial Aid To Attend CCC?

CCC students generally receive financial aid from three different sources beyond their personal savings or family contributions.

Those three sources are:

1. CCC Scholarships
2. Federal Financial Aid
3. Third Party Scholarships

1. CCC Scholarships

CCC provides hundreds of scholarships each year to eligible students. These scholarships include athletic scholarships, activity scholarships such as music and theatre, academic scholarships such as the Presidential Scholarship, and endowed scholarships from money donated by friends and alumni of CCC.

Athletic scholarships are offered by the coaching staffs of the sports that CCC offers. To learn more about CCC athletic programs, please link to the Athletics section of the web site.

Activity scholarships are offered by the sponsors or faculty members responsible for that activity area. To learn more which CCC activities, please link to the Activities section of the web site.

Academic scholarships offered include the Presidential Scholarship, the Red Raven Scholarship and scholarships for students taking a CCC Technical Program. Current high school students can also take certain technical programs tuition free due to Senate Bill 155.

Endowed scholarships are provided by the CCC Foundation. Many of these scholarships have stipulations. To learn more about CCC scholarship opportunities, check out these links below:

2. Federal Financial Aid

CCC participates in several federal financial aid programs such as Pell Grants, Work Study, and Direct Student Loans. Eligibility for these programs are established by the U.S. Department of Education. CCC's Financial Aid Office can help you apply for federal financial aid, but your eligibility or the amount you receive is determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

To apply for federal financial aid, the first step is to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

To learn more about Federal Financial Aid, check out the following links:

July 1st is the deadline for submitting the FAFSA AND any requested documents to complete your file and award. This will ensure that we have time to review your documents and award aid before classes begin in August. You may still submit documents after the July 1st deadline and request aid, however you may experience delays in processing.

3. Third Party Scholarships

Additional scholarships or grants are available from sources outside of CCC and federal financial aid programs. Many civic groups will provide scholarships. You may also check with your employer or your parents' or spouse's employer for scholarship opportunities. Current high school students can also check in with guidance counselors to find out about additional scholarship opportunities that might be available. Many civic and local groups will coordinate with local high schools in providing scholarships to the current graduating class.