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Financial Aid

**Important Update**

CCAC will have additional funds to provide students with emergency financial assistance as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Before eligibility can be determined, you will need to first follow the steps below:

  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 school year online at www.fafsa.gov or through the myStudentAid mobile app. (Current students must also have the 2019-20 FAFSA completed)
  • List CCAC to receive your FAFSA information.  Our school code is 003231-00.
  • Submit any additional documents that are requested.  If you are selected for verification or need any additional documentation, requirements will be listed on your To Do list in the FA Self Service student portal. 
  • Financial Aid representatives are available to assist by email and Appointment Central Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  You can contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center here. For questions regarding financial aid, please email Financial Aid.


Emergency Fund Request Form

The Community College of Allegheny County operates on a semester basis. This includes a fall and a spring term or two major terms of 15 weeks of instruction with a final examination period. This also includes two summer sessions. This schedule follows the traditional financial aid calendar typically parallel to the Federal Student Aid Application. The fall term begins in late August or early September and the spring term begins in January of the following year. Students taking 12 credits (semester hours) or more are considered full time for enrollment purposes.

View the 
Financial Aid for Current Students: Ask Before You Act information to learn more about how schedule changes can affect financial aid.

If you are expecting to receive financial aid, you can review your pending financial aid at MyCCAC. Navigate to CCAC Central e-Services and select "Students". Then click on Financial Aid Self Service.

It is your responsibility to compare your financial aid award with your tuition and fee costs and if the financial aid is less than the total cost of tuition and fees the balance is due by the tuition due date.

If you are applying for a student loan you must complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note and Student Loan Entrance Counseling in order for your loan to be processed. 

Important Dates

Summer 2020

Grant Credit: June 25, 2020
First Loan Credit: June 29, 2020
Second Loan Credit: June 30, 2020

Bookstore Charging Period:
First Summer: May 15 – June 15, 2020
Second Summer: July 1 - July 8, 2020
Deadline to register for Summer classes to charge books and supplies against anticipated financial aid for the term: June 15, 2020

Fall 2020

Grant Credit: Sept 17, 2020
First Loan Credit: October 29, 2020
Second Loan Credit: November 2, 2020
Bookstore Charging Period: August 13 – Sept 11, 202

Early filing for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now! File your FAFSA now!

Federal Title IV CODE for The Community College of Allegheny County - ALL CAMPUSES IS: 003231-00

IMPORTANT: As Financial Aid continues to move towards all electronic processes we encourage all students to make sure that they have and use their CCAC email account. Additionally, we encourage students to sign up for Direct Deposit of their FA refunds. This is an easier and safer way to receive your financial aid refund. 

Please visit CCAC Drop Refund Policy
 for more information.

 

Federal Direct Student Loan program

CCAC offers the Federal Direct Student Loan program. This program provides low-interest loans for students and parents directly from the Department of Education instead of private banks or other financial institutions. If you want to supplement your financial aid award with loans you can find out more about this direct lending program, or contact the appropriate campus financial aid office.

If you are interested in applying for a Direct Loan, you must request the loan through Financial Aid Self Service in My CCAC. All students applying for a Direct Loan must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Student Loan Entrance Counseling for the loan to be processed. MPNs and Entrance Counseling can be completed at StudentLoans.gov.

Net Price Calculator

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), beginning on October 29, 2011, each postsecondary institution in the United States that participates in Title IV federal student aid programs and enrolls full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate students will be required to post a net price calculator on its website that uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on a student's individual circumstances.

Using both institution-provided and student-entered data, this calculator will allow prospective students to calculate an estimated net price at an institution, defined as cost (price) of attendance minus grant and scholarship aid, based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

Use the Net Price Calculator for CCAC.

Contact a Campus Financial Aid Office

Campus  Address Phone and Fax Email
Allegheny Campus & Homewood Brushton Center 808 Ridge Avenue
Student Services Center S-140
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: 412.237.2589
Fax: 412.237.3171
financialaid@ccac.edu
Boyce Campus & Braddock Hills Center 595 Beatty Road
Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: 724.325.6602
Fax: 412.237.3173
financialaid@ccac.edu
North Campus & West Hills Center 8701 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412.369.3656
Fax: 412.237.3175
financialaid@ccac.edu
South Campus & Washington County  1750 Clairton Road
Room B-308
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Phone: 412.469.6241
Fax: 412.237.3177
financialaid@ccac.edu