Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Financial Aid office connects you to the tools you need to pay for college

Our dedicated staff and support services help you navigate the legal language and get through the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

Do the math
Connect with the Financial Aid office

For one academic year, tuition plus fees equals $6,435.33.

Your first step is to use the tools on this site to get started and to connect with the Financial Aid office so you can afford college.

In addition, CCD has funds available for scholarships, so don't miss out on applying for that additional FREE money.

Stop by the financial aid office on the first floor of the Confluence Building for help with the FAFSA - just ask for EOC! After you have completed your financial aid application, you may schedule a one-on-one meeting with a Financial Aid Advisor via Navigate.

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Guide to Financial Aid
What Is Financial Aid & How Do I Apply?

The money awarded to you is intended to help you pay for costs associated with being a college student.

Calculating the Cost to Attend CCD

Use this budget to estimate your expenses based on a full-time attendance of 12 credit hours during Fall and Spring semesters.

FAFSA 2024-2025

With the upcoming launch of the 2024-2025 FAFSA application, the financial aid process is about to become simpler and more accessible for students nationwide.

Accepting & Receiving My Awards

Financial Aid can be confusing. That’s why our staff is here to assist you throughout the entire process.

How to Avoid Losing My Aid

In order to keep the financial aid that you've been awarded, you must complete your classes and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements.

Emergency Funds & Resources

Learn more about several of our programs to help you in your time of need. Overcome your struggles and get back on track with our assistance!

Types of Aid

There are several types of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study to help you and your family pay for college. Financial aid awards may include a combination of various types of aid. CCD’s Financial Aid Office can advise you regarding the types of financial aid and scholarship opportunities available. Most financial aid programs require you to enroll at least half-time (six or more credits). Some scholarships may require full-time enrollment.

Grants

Grants are free forms of student financial aid. Most grants do not require repayment, though some grants may need to be repaid if you drop, withdraw from, or fail courses.

Work Study

Work-study provides a funding source for students who need to work part-time to support their educational expenses and is an excellent opportunity to gain relevant work experience.

Student Loans

Student loans can be a valuable tool to help you realize your educational and career dreams. Loans should, however, be the last option you consider.

Scholarships

Our scholarship program recognizes your excellence and invites you to flourish with endless opportunities. Complete your educational goals faster and be more successful in your classes. How? Focus simply on your education. Research and apply for free money to pay for college.

The Scholarship Team is here to assist you. Schedule an appointment by emailing us - Scholarships@ccd.edu

Apply Now

View a complete list of scholarships and fill out the application.

How to Apply

Read this helpful guide to learn how to apply for scholarships.

CCD Scholarships

View a list of scholarships funded by Community College of Denver.

More Scholarships

View a list of scholarships CCCS Foundation-funded and privately-funded scholarships.

Accept Terms & Conditions

Learn how to accept scholarship terms and conditions.

Send a Scholarship Check

Award a student with a scholarship by submitting a check to CCD.

CCD welcomes all DREAMers, ASSET, DACA & Undocumented students.

We will assist you — from enrolling at CCD through graduation  — regardless of your current status. Learn more about the enrollment process, scholarships, CASFA, and ASSET by visiting the DREAMers page.

What to Expect

Our dedicated staff and support services help you navigate the legal language and get through the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

Step one is applying for aid through the FAFSA or CASFA (undocumented students only) online.

It takes about one week for CCD to receive your financial aid application (FAFSA) after you submit it online. Once we receive your FAFSA, we will send a notice listing any missing information to your mailing address (new students only) or your CCD-issued student email address. Follow up with our team to complete your file so we can see if you qualify for financial aid. After submitting the required documents to our office, allow one to two weeks for your paperwork to be processed and your aid to be awarded. Once you've been awarded financial aid, we will send you an award notice.

Fall semester priority deadlines for on-time processing

  • August 1st – FAFSA/CASFA (undocumented students only) due
  • August 15th – all required financial aid paperwork is due
  • Monday of the week before the start of the semester – tuition due
  • One week before the start of the semester - Book purchases are available at the bookstore for eligible students
  • Monday after census (for 15-week term) – first round of financial aid disbursements

Spring semester priority deadlines for on-time processing

  • December 15th - FAFSA/CASFA (undocumented students only) due
  • January 2nd - all required financial aid paperwork due
  • Monday of the week before the start of the semester – tuition due
  • One week before the start of the semester - Book purchases are available at the bookstore for eligible students
  • Monday after census (for 15-week term) – first round of financial aid disbursements

Summer semester priority deadlines for on-time processing

  • May 1st - FAFSA/CASFA (undocumented students only) due
  • May 15th - all required financial aid paperwork due
  • Monday of the week before the start of the semester – tuition due
  • One week before the start of the semester - Book purchases are available at the bookstore for eligible students
  • Monday after census (for 15-week term) – first round of financial aid disbursements

Students are responsible for setting up payment before the tuition due date if their financial aid award is not enough to cover their tuition and fee charges.  Disbursement occurs after Census (the last day to drop a 15-week course). 

Financial aid funds are released into your tuition balance after the last day to drop a full semester class each semester (Census Date). Book advances are automatically sent to you (if you are eligible) before classes begin and every week until the Census Date.

Refunds arrive in your selected refund preference with BankMobile, a technology solution powered by BMTX, Inc. For more information about BankMobile Disbursements, visit BankMobileDisbursements.com/RefundChoices.

Log into CCDConnect regularly to check your CCD-issued student email account for important updates!

Meet the Team
Theresa Lavin
Director of Financial Aid
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Dean Wilson
Associate Director of Financial Aid Operations
Asia M. Abeyta
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
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Andrea Kossik
Assistant Director of Scholarships
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Richard A. Barela
Document Specialist
Erick Diaz
Loan Coordinator
VanUyen T. Khong
Return to Title IV Coordinator
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Apdiela Pulido
Scholarship Coordinator
Melanie Romero
Work-Study Manager
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Minani Theoneste
Financial Aid Advisor/Verification Coordinator
Alex Williams
SAP Coordinator