Our school is designated as an eligible institution by the U.S. Department of Education (“DOE”) for participation in the
following federal financial aid programs:
Grants – Need based funding that is not require repayment
Loans – Borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest
Read additional information below or go to
http://studentaid.ed.gov for more detailed information. Once again, we recommend stopping by our campus to discuss
your possible financial aid options. We look forward to talking with you about your new career!
Federal Pell Grant Program
The Federal Pell Grant Program is intended to allow eligible students financial access to the school or college of their
choice. For eligible students, Federal Pell Grants are the “floor” or base upon which all other federal student financial
aid is built. Current year awards range from $400 to $6,000+. The amount a student may receive depends on the student’s
family’s financial situation, the student’s full- or part-time enrollment status and how much of the student’s remaining
education at the school falls within the current federal award year (July 1 through June 30). In order to be eligible
for a Federal Pell Grant, a student may not have previously received a bachelor’s degree from any institution.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG) provides assistance to exceptionally needy undergraduate
students. A priority must be given to Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs). The
federal rules permit an eligible student to receive a FSEOG award of $100 to $4,000 for each of the student’s academic
years of study. A student’s eligibility for FSEOG funds is determined annually.
Federal William D. Ford Direct Subsidized Loan Program
These loans are available to eligible students enrolled at least half-time in an eligible institution and eligible Title
IV program, and are based on the financial need demonstrated by each student. An undergraduate student may borrow up
to $3,500 for the first academic year and $4,500 for the second academic year. The loan amounts will be pro rated for
academic years of less than nine months. A student must repay his or her Federal William D. Ford Direct Subsidized Loans based
on the amount borrowed, but no less than $50 per month, beginning six months after graduation or termination of studies.
Federal William D. Ford Direct Unsubsidized Loan Program
These loans are available to eligible students enrolled at least half-time in an eligible institution in an eligible Title
IV program and who do not demonstrate financial need. Under this program, an undergraduate student who is classified
(a) independent or (b) dependent and whose parents fail to qualify for a Direct Federal PLUS Loan, may borrow up to: $3,500
combined of Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, plus $6,000 additional Direct Unsubsidized
Federal Stafford Loan for the first academic year; $4,500 combined of Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Federal Stafford
Loans, plus $6,000 additional Direct Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan for the second academic year; or dependent and
whose parents are not rejected for a Direct Federal PLUS Loan may borrow up to: $3,500 combined of Direct Subsidized
and/or Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, plus $2,000 additional Direct Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan for the
first academic year; $4,500 combined of Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, plus $2,000 additional
Direct Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan for the second academic year.
This loan was created so that any student, regardless of income, would be able to obtain a Federal Stafford Loan. The terms
and conditions of the unsubsidized loan, including deferments and loan charges, with few exceptions, are the same as
the Direct Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan described above. However, a student must pay the interest on any Direct Unsubsidized
Federal Stafford Loan during the time that the student is in school and during any deferment period. The student can
defer the interest payments while in an eligible school, program. However, the student will be given the option to pay
the interest while in school. In other words, the interest accrues while the student is attending unlike the subsidized
Direct Federal PLUS Loan Program
Direct Federal PLUS Loans are for parent borrowers. Direct Federal PLUS Loans enable parents to borrow the cost of the student’s
education, less other aid received by the student. Direct Federal PLUS Loan borrowing is limited to parents with a favorable
Veterans Education Assistance
Contra Costa Medical Career College is approved for Veterans Education Assistance. Benefits can be utilized at our institution
for those who qualify. Many benefits are available to advance the education and skills of Veterans and Service members.
Spouses and family members may also be eligible for education and training assistance. All Programs we offer qualify
for Veterans Education Assistance excluding: EKG Technician.
For more information go to
http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill or stop by and speak to one of our certifying officials. We are here to help.