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What is financial aid?

Almost half of the students who attend CCS every year receive some sort of financial aid. You might too!

Forms of financial aid

1. Federal and state grants – Need-based gift aid from government sources
2. Scholarships — gift aid from a variety of school and community organizations
3. Student employment —work your way through school
4. Educational loans — low-interest loans paid back after graduation
 
How do I receive financial aid?
The FAFSA:  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid) (FAFSA) is the financial statement colleges and universities use to determine your eligibility for grants, federal work-study and low-interest student loans. Each year, the Department of Education releases a new version of the FAFSA on January 1 to be completed for the following school year. 

Every student should complete a FAFSA before starting school in the fall. CCS encourages to students to complete their FAFSA in January for the upcoming school year to meet our colleges' priority deadlines
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Financial Aid Office

Once you submit the FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office at the school of your choice will use your FAFSA to determine your aid award. This aid is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis so students planning to attend school during the next academic year should file their FAFSA by March of each year to meet their priority funding dates.

Priority funding dates


Priority funding dates are the deadlines for all student paperwork to be submitted. This paperwork includes the FAFSA and any other forms the college requests students to fill out. Check out these dates for
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