About Financial Aid

What is Financial Aid

Financial aid consists of funds awarded to students to help meet their educational expenses. It can also provide students with the opportunity to earn money to help cover their expenses.

There are several types of aid offered at Cerro Coso College which are funded from federal and state agencies and private organizations. The major categories are:

  • SCHOLARSHIPS - Awards based on scholastic achievement and other criteria. These awards do not require repayment.
  • GRANTS - Awards based upon financial need. They do not require repayment.
  • LOANS - Awards which must be repaid, usually after leaving school. Most loans have low interest rates.
  • WORK STUDY - Opportunity to earn money for school through part-time employment.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit your application online at studentaid.gov if you fall into either of the following categories:

  • U.S. Citizens
  • Eligible Non-Citizens

There are multiple funding opportunities to support your educational pursuits. It's imperative for all eligible students to complete the FAFSA or Renewal Application via FAFSA on the Web annually. The online application process is swift and straightforward.

Dream Act Applications

Apply for the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) online if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • Undocumented individuals
  • Hold valid or expired DACA status
  • U Visa holders
  • Have Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Meet the non-resident exemption criteria outlined in AB 540, SB 2000, SB 68

By applying, you can be considered for various state funding opportunities, including but not limited to the Cal Grant, Scholarships, and the California College Promise Grant (CCPG), pending income eligibility. Don't delay; submit your application today!

Before you begin to apply - Important things to remember:

  • The Cerro Coso Title IV Federal School Code (010111) must be entered on your FAFSA so that your information will be transmitted to us electronically.

Apply for the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver).

Contact Information

Email: cc_faid@cerrocoso.edu
Phone: (760) 384-6221
Fax: (760) 384-6321