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Financial Aid

**Important Update**

View Steps for Scheduling a Virtual Financial Aid Appointment here.

Schedule a Virtual Appointment with Financial Aid

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.

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

IMPORTANTAs 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.

Important Dates

Fall 2022
16 Weeks - 8/22/2022 - 12/19/2022
14 Weeks - 9/06/2022 - 12/19/2022

Grant Credit: September 22, 2022
First Loan Credit: October 6, 2022
Second Loan Credit: October 13, 2022

Bookstore Charging Period:
August 15, 2022 to September 16, 2022

Financial Onboarding

By attending a Financial Onboarding session you will become more prepared for your CCAC semester!

Topics covered include:

  • Completing the Financial Responsibility Agreement
  • Billing and Payments
  • Refunds
  • Types of Financial Aid to Help Pay your CCAC bill
  • Accessing the MyCCAC Financial Aid Page
  • Accessing the Online Student Account Center

"I've Registered and Received a Bill: Now What?!"

Financial Onboarding Sessions
Click Date to Register

August 3, 2022 3PM

August 9, 2022 12PM

August 15, 2022 2PM

August 18, 2022 11AM

August 23, 2022 4PM

August 26, 2022 10AM

August 31, 2022 1PM


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

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

*Schedule a Virtual Appointment with Financial Aid

Campus  Address Phone, Fax Email
Allegheny Campus & Homewood Brushton Center 808 Ridge Avenue
Student Services Center S-140
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: 412.237.CCAC
Fax: 412.237.3171
Boyce Campus & Braddock Hills Center 595 Beatty Road
Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: 412.237.CCAC
Fax: 412.237.3173
North Campus & West Hills Center 8701 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412.237.CCAC
Fax: 412.237.3175
South Campus & Washington County  1750 Clairton Road
Room B-308
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Phone: 412.237.CCAC
Fax: 412.237.3177