Summer Financial Aid / Scholarships
All students applying for summer financial aid must submit a 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education either online or by mail by Monday, March 11, 2013.
CCA Summer Financial Aid Application
For summer aid consideration, students must also submit CCA's summer financial aid application to the Financial Aid Office by Friday, March 15, 2013 to ensure a timely award notification. The summer application will be available under Financial Aid Forms and in the Financial Aid Office on both campuses by mid-February. Please read the application carefully—incomplete applications will not be processed.
The summer financial aid application deadline is Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (Note: Requests for summer financial aid received after the deadline will not be considered.)
To ensure you receive your summer aid award letter in a timely manner:
- submit all of your required documents
- enroll as early as possible in the class(es) of your choice
The sooner you do, the sooner you will receive a finalized award notification.
Scholarships, Grants, and Loans
CCA scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $2,400, are available to current CCA students who received a need-based CCA scholarship in the 2012–13 academic year and who enroll in a minimum of 3 units of on-campus summer coursework that will apply toward their degree.
Scholarships are scaled to reflect expenses for summer enrollment and will be awarded based on financial need, academic merit, and enrollment.
Summer students may also be eligible for Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loans. Loan funds received during the summer term are counted toward aggregate borrowing totals (the total outstanding loan principal you may borrow as a student) and the receipt of federal aid for the summer term will be counted toward the total eligibility students have for receiving financial aid at CCA.
Students completing their degree requirements in the summer will have their federal loan amounts prorated based on enrollment. Eligibility for all federal financial aid will be determined once the student's 2013–14 financial aid file is complete and the student is enrolled.
Verification by the U.S. Department of Education
Students selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education must submit all required documents to the Financial Aid Office prior to receiving a finalized award notification for the 2013–14 academic year.
Financial Aid for Summer Study-Abroad Courses
Students who attend CCA-sponsored study-abroad courses may be eligible for federal financial aid. CCA scholarships are not available for study abroad courses. The tuition for these courses has already been discounted and includes housing costs abroad, museum entry fees, etc.
Students enrolling in CCA-sponsored study-abroad courses must complete the FAFSA by Monday, February 18, 2013, and submit a complete summer application by Monday, February 25, 2013 to ensure priority processing.
Students submitting applications after February 25 cannot be guaranteed a timely award notification.
Summer Course Registration
After students have submitted a financial aid application, they can then register for the course in the Student Records Office.
Student Accounts has a list of students who have applied for financial aid and can review the estimated financial aid award amounts prior to registration. Charges in excess of estimated or actual financial aid award amounts must be paid at the time of registration.
Please be advised there is a $50 nonrefundable registration fee. Review the summer withdrawal & refund policy for deadlines and additional information.
Estimated financial aid award amounts are subject to change based on your 2013–14 FAFSA information. Final award notifications will be available after all required documentation has been submitted and reviewed by the Financial Aid Office and you have enrolled in summer courses.
Enrollment changes may result in adjustments to your summer financial aid. Changes to your summer schedule after your first course has started may be considered a withdrawal and could affect your eligibility.
Students are responsible for all charges that result from a withdrawal.
For more information, please see Policies or contact the Financial Aid Office prior to making course changes.
Contact the Financial Aid Office
Hours: Monday through Friday
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Oakland campus, Ralls 201
Office Hours: Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
See Contact Info to reach a specific program.