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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 173363
Campus Box 201
Denver, CO 80217-3363

Physical Address:
Cherry Creek Building
1111 W Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204

800 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80204


CCD Book Advance Program


Students!  Wondering what your balances are and how much funding is left?
Check CCDConnect to see the amount of your book advance, your tuition/fee balance and your financial aid awards.


About the Program

Effective Fall 2011, the Community College of Denver (CCD) will disburse CCD financial aid funds after the standard full 15 week term add/drop period each semester.  The end of the add/drop period is defined as the last day to receive a 100% tuition and fee refund for the standard term.

After disbursement, credit balance refund will be posted to the student’s accounts and paid to their Higher One Account or by the student’s designated method. To provide funding for the students to purchase books and supplies prior to the first disbursement each term, CCD will issue a book advance to qualifying CCD students.  This is an advance of the student’s expected CCD financial aid credit balance and will be deducted from the student’s first disbursement for the term.

Students who drop their courses, do not attend their courses, or do not otherwise qualify for a credit refund must repay any book advance issued.

Book Advance Eligibility

To be eligible for a book advance a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in 6 or more credit hours at CCD  or  have a Federal Pell Grant Scheduled Award at CCD for the term.
  • Have all disbursement requirements for CCD financial aid completed 30 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.
  • All requested forms must be submitted to CCD 30 days prior to the first day of classes to meet the priority processing of a book advance.  Students completing their CCD financial aid files after that date are served on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Have a credit balance greater than $50 for the term (total aid authorized less tuition/fees due to CCD).
  • Not be on Ineligible Satisfactory Academic Progress Status

Note:  Authorized aid is aid that is ‘ready’ to pay but the scheduled disbursement date has not yet arrived.  First-time borrowers subject to the mandatory 30 day hold on their loan funds will be included as having ‘authorized’ loans.

Book Advance Application

Eligible students do not need to apply.  A list will be sent from the Financial Aid Office to the Business Office for processing.

Book Advance Program Availability

Students are processed as they become eligible for the book advance, funds may be available the first week of classes or prior to the first week of classes (based on eligibility).  Students will be notified by the Business Office when the advance is placed on their account.

  • The Book Advance Program will be available to meet the needs of students in purchasing their books prior to the first disbursement of the term.
  • The Book Advance Program will end after the first week of classes for the term.

Advance Amounts

  • The maximum amount of the book advance will be the greater of $500 or the existing credit balance if greater than $50.
  • Each student is eligible for one book advance per term.
  • Students are encouraged to purchase books/supplies with the book advance.

Book advances will result in an increase in the amount the student is required to pay CCD. When CCD Financial Aid Funds are disbursed after the add/drop period, the book advance and the tuition and fees due will be deducted.  The remaining credit balance refund will be deposited to the student's account.



Financial Aid 
(303) 556-5503 

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 173363
Campus Box 206
Denver, CO 80217

Physical Address
Confluence 120
800 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80204
Auraria Campus

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