Cerro Coso Community College

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Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is Open, remotely and now with a VIRTUAL LOBBY!

Looking for assistance with General Questions, Application, or Financial Aid?

Financial Aid now has a Virtual Lobby! Visit us Monday-Wednesday, 2 PM – 5 PM using the Zoom link below to speak with financial aid staff "in-person".


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Hours: Monday - Wednesday, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pell Grants for Fall, Spring & Summer

Pell Grant eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell award each year. What does this mean for you? If you were a Pell eligible student in fall 2020 and/or spring 2021, you may qualify for a Pell Grant for summer 2021!

Minimum Credits for Summer Pell Grant

If you enrolled full-time (12+ credits) and received the full-time Pell Grant amount for fall and spring, you must enroll at least half-time (6+ credits) in summer classes to receive a summer Pell Grant.

If you enrolled part-time fall or spring, there is no minimum credit requirement to receive a summer Pell Grant (unless required by your EFC). You can use the remainder of your annual Pell Grant amount during summer with no minimum credit requirement.

Pell Grant Amount Depends on Enrollment

Your summer Pell Grant amount will depend on the number of credits you are registered in, as well as your Pell Lifetime Eligibility Units (LEU). The Pell Grant amount will be adjusted just prior to the release (disbursement) of your aid based on your enrollment level. Enrollment levels are defined in the following manner:

  • 12+ credits = 100% of the semester Pell Grant amount
  • 9-11 credits = 75% of the semester Pell Grant amount
  • 6-8 credits = 50% of the semester Pell Grant amount

Statewide Cash for College Workshops

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The California Student Aid Commission (Commission) is pleased to announce the continuation of statewide Cash for College workshops aimed to provide information to help students and families complete the 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA).

The webinars are FREE and open to all students and families applying for financial aid. We will have volunteers answering questions throughout the session via chat box (general questions only) and one-on-one assistance on a phone line after the webinar.

Students can register for the webinars on the Cash for College Workshop Registration site. Current available webinars include:

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

Financial aid is for you!

The financial aid office offers a complete array of financial support services which are designed to help YOU with the educational related expenses involved in obtaining your educational goal.

We will assist you with the process of applying for and receiving financial aid through federal, state, institutional and private organizations to support your success!


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.
  • WORK STUDY - Opportunity to earn money for school through part-time employment.
  • LOANS - For you and/or your parents to help pay for educational expenses. Requires repayment.


If you have already applied for Financial Aid, view your status by logging into your InsideCC account.  Under your financial aid tab, you will find your awards and documents that need to be submitted.

If you haven’t already applied, click on “Applying for Financial Aid” in the left menu bar for information on the FAFSA and Dream Act applications.

Contact Information

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

Hours of Operation

Fall and Spring: M-Th 7:30am-6:00pm, F-8:00am-12:00pm

Summer Hours (May 24-Aug 2, 2019): M-Th 7:00am-6:00pm, F closed