Summer Financial Aid / Scholarships

Summer Session 2016

Summer Session 2016 information will be posted in February 2016. Continuing CCA student registration for on-campus summer courses will begin March 7; registration for nondegree students will begin on March 28.

Summer Session 2015

All students applying for summer financial aid must submit a 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education either online or by mail.

CCA Summer Financial Aid Application

For summer aid consideration, students must also submit CCA's summer financial aid application to the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible to ensure a timely award notification. The summer application is available under Financial Aid Forms and in the Financial Aid Office on both campuses. Please read the application carefully—incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application Deadline

The last day to submit a summer financial aid application is Thursday, April 30, 2015. (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 soon as possible

The sooner you do, the sooner you will receive a finalized award notification.

Scholarships, Grants, and Loans

CCA scholarships, ranging from $700 to $2,100, are available to current CCA students who received a need-based CCA scholarship in the 2014–15 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 2015–16 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 2015–16 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 and submit a complete summer application.

The sooner you submit your materials, the sooner you will receive an award notification.

Students should receive their loan estimate from the Financial Aid Office three to five business days after their FAFSA has been received by CCA and their summer financial aid form has been submitted to the CCA Financial Aid Office. Once students have received an estimate, they can go to the Student Records Office and register.

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 2015–16 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.