If you need help paying for college, the CCD Financial Aid Office is here to help you with the process. We will help you understand the types of funding available, check on your application (FAFSA), and answer any financial aid questions you may have. Financial Aid administers federal, state, and institutional funds to help eligible students meet the cost of their CCD education. We’re here to help you meet your college goals by making this process as smooth as possible. We are committed to helping you obtain funding for college. Start here or contact us today for extra assistance.

Your first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available here.

Have your FAFSA sent to CCD using our school code, 009542, and follow up with CCD's Financial Aid Office about one week later to see what your next steps are. To apply for Summer 2016 (May-August), complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA.  To apply for Fall 2016/Spring 2017, submit the 2016-2017 FAFSA.  The 2017-2018 FAFSA will be available October 1, 2016.

Any financial aid you may qualify to receive will first pay into your tuition/fees balance here at the school.  If your paid financial aid is greater than the amount you owe for your classes, you will qualify to receive a credit balance, or refund, released to you through your Higher One account.  Refunds are released after the last day to drop a class (Census Date).  CCD's Book Advance program provides qualifying students with financial assistance for books before classes start.

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