Financial Aid Programs

The term "financial aid" refers to any form of aid meant to assist a student in meeting the costs of higher education. Financial aid can come in the form of grants, scholarships, or work-study. Generally, each form of financial aid has varying deadlines, application processes, and eligibility requirements. To apply for financial aid, submit a FAFSA application each year at www.fafsa.gov. Use college code #042534. Other forms may be required.

Enrollment Fees May be Waived

As a first-year student, your enrollment fees may be covered for the fall and/or spring semesters if you meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a first-time college student and California resident. Students who take college courses while still in high school are considered first-time college students.
  2. Enroll in and complete a minimum of 12 units each semester at Clovis Community College (or any California Community College campus)
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) for undocumented students.

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Federal Aid

Federal Pell Grant

  • Award is primarily based on financial need
  • Amount varies from student to student and is awarded once every academic school year
  • Payment is based on the number of units enrolled in and attending, and are paid via check or direct deposit generally twice per semester
  • Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive payment

What is a Pell Grant?

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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG):

  • Award is primarily based on financial need
  • Amount varies from student to student and is awarded once every academic school year
  • Payment is based on the number of units enrolled in and attending, and are paid via check or direct deposit generally twice per semester
  • Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive payment

What is an FSEOG?

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Federal Work-Study (FWS)

  • Initially awarded to a student who indicates on their FAFSA that they are interested in student employment
  • Starting July 1st, offered on a first-come/first-served basis until all funds are exhausted
  • Requires at least six units of enrollment and is paid via check or direct deposit on the 10th of each month
  • Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive payment

What is a Federal Work-Study job?

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Federal Direct Student Loans:

  • Must be repaid
  • Must be enrolled in at least six units of non-remedial/non-ESL coursework
  • In addition to the completed file, the student must complete online entrance counseling and sign a promissory note.
  • Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive payment

What is the 150% loan limit rule regarding Federal Direct Subsidized Loans?

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State Aid

California College Promise Grant - CCPG 

  • You must be coded by Admissions and Records as a California Resident or AB-540 student (contact A&R for residency questions)
  • Awarded automatically if you have an accepted FAFSA or Dream Act application on file with CCC and you meet income requirements
  • There is no minimum or maximum unit requirement. 

What is a California College Promise Grant?

 


Cal Grant

Cal Grants are offered by the State of California to students attending eligible California institutions of higher education.  The Cal Grant program is administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).  Grants are funds that do not have to be repaid as long as you complete your courses successfully.

Cal Grant A & B generally cover up to 4 years of full-time attendance (typically 2 years of that at a community college). In order to graduate within 4 years, a student must take at least 15 units per semester.

What is a Cal Grant?

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Student Success Completion Grant

  • Provides students with additional financial aid to help offset the cost of California Community College attendance and encourages completion at a faster pace
  • Award is based on student financial need
  • To qualify a student must be a recipient of a Cal Grant B or C award
  • Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • The student must be a California resident or exempt from paying nonresident tuition
  • The student must be enrolled in at least 12 units per term

What is the Community College Student Success Completion Grant?

 


Foster Youth Grant

Chafee Grant

  • If you are or were in foster care, have financial need and are under 27 years old, you may qualify for up to $5,000 a year for career and technical training or college. You don't have to pay this money back. You may also be able to use your grant to help pay for childcare, transportation, and rent while you're in school. You can use your Chafee Grant at any eligible California college or university or career or technical school, as well as schools in other states.
  • For further information about the California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth and to apply online visit Chafee Grant.

California Chafee Grant

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Dream

Not a US Citizen or Permanent resident? Want to apply for financial aid, but cannot apply for federal aid due to your immigration status? Have you attended a California High School for three full years and graduated from a California High School or received your GED or passed the high school equivalency exam in California? You may be eligible for state financial aid under the California Dream Act.

What is the California Dream Act?

Read more about the California Dream Act


Scholarships

The Clovis Community College Scholarship Program has helped students attending Clovis Community College to achieve their educational goals. Scholarships are a financial resource provided by local businesses, community groups, alumni, and a variety of private sources. Scholarships are limited funds and awarded on a competitive and/or special criteria basis, such as grade point average or academic major. Our donors designate specific criteria based on academic achievement, educational and career goals, and financial need. Awards range from $250 to $1,500 per year.

What is a Scholarship?

Learn more about how to apply for the Clovis Community College Scholarship Program