Summer Financial Aid

All students applying for summer financial aid must submit a 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. Students should submit their FAFSA online by Monday, March 14, 2016.

Summer students may also be eligible for Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loans. Federal 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.

Loan Eligibility

Students who enroll in a minimum of 6 units during the summer may be eligible to receive Federal Direct Loans.  See the estimated summer loan amount chart.  The chart refers to full loan eligible amounts, if you are nearing your aggregate loan limits, your loans will be prorated.

Students completing their degree requirements in the summer will also have their federal loan amounts prorated based on enrollment. Eligibility for all federal financial aid will be determined once the student's 2016–17 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 2016–17 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 29, 2016.

Financial Aid for Summer Study On-Campus Courses

CCA scholarships, ranging from $700 to $2,100, are available to current CCA students who received a need-based CCA scholarship in the 2015-16 academic year and who enroll in a minimum of 3 units of on-campus summer coursework.  All units must apply toward their degree to be eligible for scholarships which are scaled to reflect expenses for summer enrollment and will be awarded based on financial need, academic merit, and enrollment.

After March 15th, students who have registered in summer courses will begin to receive their award letters reflecting summer, fall and spring semesters. Students enrolled in summer study on campus courses only do not need to use the summer estimate form.  Should enrollment plans for the summer change, your financial aid may be adjusted or cancelled. Feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions regarding summer awarding.

Financial Aid for Summer Study Abroad Courses

The summer study abroad application will be available in February for students who are interested in taking a CCA sponsored study abroad course and are planning on enrolling in a minimum of 6 units. The last day to submit a 2016 summer financial aid application is April 29, 2016. Requests for summer financial aid received after the deadline will not be considered.

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 8, 2016, and submit a complete summer application to ensure priority processing. Complete the Summer 2016 Financial Aid Application Form to be estimated for your summer courses. (The form will be posted later in February)  Once your estimate is complete, you will receive an email notifying you to visit Student Accounts to fill out a summer billing worksheet.  Prior to registration, all potential balances must be paid in full.

After March 15th, students who have registered in at least six units will begin to receive their award letters reflecting summer, fall and spring semesters. Should enrollment plans for the summer change, your financial aid may be adjusted or cancelled. Feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions regarding summer awarding.

Summer Abroad Course Registration

Once students have submitted a financial aid application to be estimated, they will receive an email notification to first visit the Student Accounts 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 2016-17 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.