Financial Aid

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Bridging Gaps, Building Futures

We're here to lift financial burdens for you and your family by making the financial aid process easy and transparent—nd we offer more than 100 scholarship opportunities. 

To get started, take a look at the information below.  

Financial Aid Deadlines

Know When to Submit Your Application

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Deadline

For Community College of Philadelphia, the priority filing deadline is the tax filing date of April 15, or the first business day after April 15. Filing a FAFSA after this date can delay your aid package and disqualify you from certain aid offers for which you may otherwise qualify.

Community College of Philadelphia Deadline

Your financial aid application must be completed at least four weeks before the payment deadline if you plan to use financial aid to hold your classes. Otherwise, please make alternative payment arrangements with the Office of Student Tuition Services.

You can register for your classes before your financial aid is completed; however,  your financial aid application must be finalized before the payment deadline. If your financial aid package is not offered by the payment deadline, you must make alternative payment arrangements with the Office of Student Tuition Services or you may be dropped from your classes. It is important to log into your MyCCP portal to confirm that you have no outstanding financial aid requirements before the payment deadline and you have no balance due on your College bill after authorized aid was applied.

All aid for the semester will be canceled if financial aid requirements remain unsatisfied by the last day of the semester.

PA State Grant Deadline

The deadline for new applicants is August 1, and the deadline for renewal applicants is May 1.

For more information about College deadlines, view the academic calendar.

Financial Planning Workshops

We know the financial aid process can be confusing. That's why we offer financial planning workshops to help guide you through each step.

Main Campus workshops are held in the Bonnell Building on the ground floor. The best way to access this room is from the 16th Street entrance to the College, nearest Spring Garden Street. Workshops are also offered at our regional centers.

Financial Planning Workshop Schedule

DateStartEndRoom
Tuesday – June 11, 202410:00 AM12:00 PMNERC - 102P
Thursday – June 13, 20249:00 AM2:00 PMMain Campus - BG-35
Thursday – June 13, 202412:00 PM2:00 PMCATC - 345
Monday – June 17, 20249:00 AM11:30 PMMain Campus - BG-35
Monday – June 17, 202410:00 AM12:00 PMNERC - 102P
Tuesday – June 25, 20242:00 PM4:00 PMNERC - 102P
Wednesday – June 26, 2024  9:00 AM 2:00 PMMain Campus - BG-35
Thursday – June 27, 202411:30 AM1:30 PMCATC - 345

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

Be sure to file a FAFSA,  even if you're not sure whether you will need or qualify for financial aid. The FAFSA form is good for the entire school year (fall, spring and summer).

Is there a filing deadline for FAFSA?

For Community College of Philadelphia, the priority filing deadline is the tax filing date of April 15 or the first business day after April 15. Filing a FAFSA after this date can delay your packaging and disqualify you from certain awards for which you may otherwise qualify.

What is the Federal School Code for Community College of Philadelphia?

The Federal School Code for Community College of Philadelphia is 003249.

How is my financial need determined?

Financial need is determined by Community College of Philadelphia’s cost of attendance minus your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). If you are a dependent student, the amount you and your parents are expected to contribute will stay the same unless your family financial circumstances change.

What happens once I file my FAFSA form?

After you file your FAFSA form, you'll be mailed a Student Aid Report (SAR), which indicates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and your estimated federal Pell Grant eligibility. If you file electronically, you will be notified via email. The College will also receive you SAR.

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Contact the Office of Financial Aid

There are a number of ways to contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Contact Info

  • Email Us financialaid [at] ccp.edu (financialaid[at]ccp[dot]edu)
  • Fax Us (215) 972-6234
  • Call Us  (215) 751-8270
  • Campus Hours Mon - Thurs: 
    8:45 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Fri: 8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Sat: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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