Office of Financial Assistance

Did you know that 99% of CCC students graduate without ever having to take out federal student loans? That’s in part because CCC is committed to having our students’ backs when it comes to paying for college.

At the Office of Financial Assistance, we understand that paying for college can be a huge challenge for many members of our community. Therefore, it is our mission to help you take advantage of the many financial resources that are available to you in order to make attaining a higher education at Contra Costa College accessible.

The financial aid process can be intimidating, but don’t let it scare you away from a quality education. We are here to help you, because your success as a student is important to everyone at Contra Costa College.

Once you have been accepted to attend Contra Costa College, the first step to get help with paying your fees and tuition is to submit an application for financial assistance.

How to Apply for Financial Assistance

U.S. Citizens or Eligible Non-Citizens

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal and state grant and loan programs.

Contra Costa College FAFSA School Code: 001190

To sign your FAFSA electronically, you (and your parent if you are dependent) must have an FSA ID. Click here for more information on the FSA ID.

Undocumented/Nonresidents/DACA Students

Complete the Dream Act Application to apply for state grant and fee waiver programs.

Contra Costa College Dream School Code: 00119000

Visit our resource page for undocumented students.

Need help filling out your application?

Click here to book an online Zoom appointment to receive one-on-one help completing your financial aid application. You can also visit out office in person to receive assistance applying for financial aid.