Help Paying for College

You’re not in this by yourself. There are many sources to help you pay for college. The CCBC Financial Aid Office is here to help you!

First things first: What is financial aid?

Financial aid is money to help pay for college. You may apply and receive financial aid from the federal government, Maryland Higher Education Commission, and/or CCBC. Financial aid can include grants, scholarships, loans and student employment.

Are you eligible for financial aid?

The financial aid process begins with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Department of Education uses FAFSA data to calculate the estimated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to determine a student's eligibility. The majority of CCBC financial assistance is based on federal, need-based requirements. This is determined by subtracting the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the student's budget (a standard budget calculated by the College).
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Types of financial aid

Scholarships and grants

Scholarships and grants are types of financial assistance that do not need to be repaid. They are typically awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need, academic merit, or are preparing for certain career fields.

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CCBC participates in the Department of Education's Federal Direct Loan Program which includes subsidized, unsubsidized for students, and parent (PLUS) loans. The Financial Aid office believes you will find the Direct Loan option quick and convenient.

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Student employment

CCBC participates in the federal work-study program and offers employment through the Institutional Work-Study Program. If you are interested in student employment, contact the Financial Aid office on the campus you plan to attend as soon as possible.

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Payment plan

Consider using CCBC’s Payment Plan, a convenient method that can help make paying for your education a little easier.

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Paying for books

If you are awarded financial aid, Bookstore credit will be available in your account a minimum of 24 hours after tuition and fees are deducted.

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Tuition waivers

Do you qualify for a tuition waiver?

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