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Financial Aid

Location: Student Services Center, Room 102 (SSC 102)
Phone: 510.215.6026

Find Financial Aid Confusing? We don’t blame you! What we can tell you is that by spending a little time learning about Financial Aid and other financial systems, you will learn to empower yourself along the way!  We strongly encourage students to sign up for financial wellness counseling and learn about the different types of financial aid, grants, scholarships  and self help funds available to students. 

Register for financial wellness counseling at 

Contra Costa College Foundation

Offers scholarship opportunities and other student success support. Scholarship application window is every November to mid-February.

Zero Dollar Textbook Classes

At Contra Costa College, we recognize that the high costs of textbooks serve as a barrier that impacts student success. ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost) courses do not require students to buy textbooks. Courses designated as ZTC eliminate conventional textbook costs by using alternative instructional materials and methodologies, including Open Educational Resources (OER).

Transportation Support

Students can request transportation support once per semester as supplies last. 

Students can request either a 1-time Clipper Card or 1-time Gas Card from the Compass Center and must make the request each semester needed. 

To complete this request, fill out 

The Compass Center Student Resource Request Form and wait for an email confirming your card is ready for pickup. 

Clipper Start Card Offers 50% discount through AC and Bart systems for many residents of the Bay Area. 


Location: Student + Administration Building, Room 227 (SAB 227)
Phone: 510.215.6873

SparkPoint is a nonprofit that helps people achieve financial security. Get free, coaching about budgeting, saving money, improving credit scores, reducing debt, and more!

SparkPoint Services: 

  • Financial coaching
  • Credit coaching
  • Connecting you with free legal services regarding things like student loans, bankruptcy, collections and credit history

How to Use SparkPoint

You can access SparkPoint services by attending an orientation or scheduling a one-on-one appointment. Check out our events calendar to register for an orientation or book a one-on-one appointment.


  • Student Health Care Coverage
    CCC’s insurance partner, Keenan, offers options for affordable health care coverage for students via their website at
  • Student Car Insurance Coverage
    CCC’s insurance partner, California’s Low-Cost Auto Insurance is a state-sponsored program that makes auto insurance more affordable.