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Financial Sustainability at City Colleges of Chicago

​​​​​​Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to many students who require assistance funding their studies. Here​ you will find application deadlines for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),information on book vouchers, military and verteran benefits, Finacial Aid eligibility, as well as information on the different types of loans available.  

Scholarships

Scholarships are abundant and often underutilized opportunies for educational funding. In most cases, scholarships are financial awards that do not have to be repaid, given to students to cover education costs. Often all that is required is searching for and selecting a scholarship that is a good fit, then filling out the application, writing an essay and requesting and submitting teacher recommendations. Considering the benefits, very little effort could have big pay-offs in the long run, making scholarship application well worth your time! The CCC Scholarships page has information about applying for scholarships, links to internal and external scholarships as well as tips for requesting teacher recommendations.  

Grants

Grants are funds that do not need to be repaid. They are awarded based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). They are credited directly to your account for each semester that you have been awarded funds.​ The CCC Grants page provides helpful information on avialable Federal and State grants as well as information on Federal Work Study​ 

Financial Planning and Literacy

College education is an investment that requires time, energy and money. Knolwedge and adequate planning can go a long way in determining the outcome of these investments. Check out CCC's Financial Literacy resources ​provided to aid students in making the most informed possible financial choices. 

For more information, including contact info for your specific college, or if you would like to contact someone directly to discuss any questions or concerns you might have, check out the CCC Financial Aid page​