Summer Financial Aid

All students applying for summer financial aid must submit a 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. Students should submit their FAFSA either online or by mail by Monday, March 17, 2014.

Students must also submit CCA's summer financial aid application to the Financial Aid Office for summer aid consideration. Students should submit this application by Friday, March 21, 2014, in order to receive an award notification in a timely manner.

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. The last day to submit a 2014 summer financial aid application is April 30, 2014. Requests for summer financial aid received after the deadline will not be considered.

CCA scholarships, ranging from $1,100 to $2,600, are available to current CCA students who received a need-based CCA scholarship in the 2013-14 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. Grant and loan funds received during the summer term are counted toward life-time grant limits and aggregate borrowing totals (the total outstanding loan principal you may borrow as a student). 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 2014–15 financial aid file is complete and the student is enrolled.

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 2014–15 academic year.

To ensure you receive your summer aid award letter in a timely manner, submit all of your required documents and enroll as soon as possible. The sooner you do, the sooner you will receive a finalized award notification. No summer financial aid applications will be accepted after April 30, 2014.

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 is discounted and typically include housing costs.

Students enrolling in CCA-sponsored study-abroad courses must complete the FAFSA by Monday, February 10, 2014, and submit a complete summer application by Monday, February 17, 2014, to ensure priority processing. Students submitting applications after February 17 cannot be guaranteed a timely award notification.

Summer Course Registration

Once 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 2014-15 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.

Note: 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 impact your eligibility. Students are responsible for all charges that result from a withdrawal. For more information, see Financial Aid Policies or contact the Financial Aid Office prior to making course changes.