Financial Aid

Financial aid is money available to assist students with the costs of attending college. This assistance comes from the federal and state government, the college, and private sources. Financial aid includes grants, a work study program, student loans, and scholarships. Campus-based work study programs provide part-time employment for eligible students to earn money for their education.

The first step in applying for all types of financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online at This application is used to apply for all types of federal, state and institution aid awarded by the college.

To be considered for work study awards, a student must indicate on the FAFSA that he or she wants student employment. The FAFSA is submitted directly to the U.S. Department of Education’s central processor.

A Federal Student Aid Report (SAR) is next sent to the student. An electronic Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR), duplicating the student’s SAR, is then sent to the CCA Financial Aid office. This ISIR must be processed and have a valid Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), as determined by the college’s Financial Aid office, before a student is eligible for any financial aid funds.

Federal and state grants are available only to students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. Students can access their financial aid student account through online services at,click on the MyCCA link. For more information on financial aid programs, access This includes:

  • Colorado Student Grant (CSG)
  • Colorado Work Study (CWS)
  • Direct Loan (DL)
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Plus Loan
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal Work Study (FWS)



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