Financial Planning Workshops Calendar

Community College of Philadelphia strives to make college an affordable option for everyone. We will help you understand the financial aid process and assist you with completing your FAFSA. There are different ways to pay for your education, and the College offers a payment plan.

The Office of Financial Aid offers a number of workshops to help you with your FAFSA completion. At our Financial Planning Workshops, our financial aid assistants will explain the options and strategies you may use to pay for your classes. At our Direct Loan Workshops, we will assist you with the completion of actions needed for your loans (completing Master Promissory Notes, Entrance Counseling, and Exit Counseling.)

No appointments are necessary. Workshops are located on the Main Campus, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Bonnell Building, Ground Floor. The best way to access this room is from the 16th Street entrance to the College, nearest Spring Garden Street.

Financial Planning Workshops Schedule (Main Campus)

Date Start End Room
Tuesday - March 12, 2024 9 a.m.  11:30 a.m. BG-35
Thursday – March 14, 2024 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m. BG-35
Monday – March 18, 2024 9:30 a.m. 12 p.m. BG-35
Tuesday – March 19, 2024 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m. BG-35
Tuesday – March 26, 2024 10 a.m. 12 p.m. BG-35
Wednesday – March 27, 2024 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m. BG-35


CATC (West Regional Center)

Date  Start   End  Room
Thursday – March 14, 2024 9 a.m. 12 p.m. 245
Thursday – March 21, 2024 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 245


Northeast Regional Center

Date  Start   End  Room
Monday – March 18, 2024 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 102-P
Tuesday – March 19, 2024 10 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 102-P
Monday – March 25, 2024 10 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 102-P


Direct Loan Workshops Schedule

In these workshops, we will walk you through the Direct Loan process and explain your rights and responsibilities as a borrower. All first time Direct Loan borrowers must complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note before their loans can be processed. A Master Promissory Note is a legal document in which you promise to repay your loan(s) and any accrued interest fees to the Department of Education.

Please bring the following to your Direct Loan Workshop: Your FSA ID and references, including the names, addresses and phone numbers for each reference. References cannot live at the same address.

Date  Start   End  Room

For additional information, you can view the academic calendar for upcoming financial aid deadlines or view helpful videos on Financial Aid TV which explain frequently asked financial aid questions.