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Right to Know Information

Federal regulations require that institutions provide specific consumer information to current students, prospective students and employees about the school and financial aid. All of the required disclosure information can be found through the links provided below. This information may also be obtained by contacting the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs at (303) 360-4932.

General Student Information

This form can be used for self-referral, or for the purpose of reporting a concern or incident about the behavior of others.
CCA complies fully with this law, also known as FERPA, which is designed to protect the privacy of student educational records and to insure the rights of students to examine their records. More information is available in the Admission & Records Office, CTC Room A103 and on the FERPA Annual Notification handout.
Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities
Information regarding facilities and support services for students with disabilities are provided in a variety of college publications including the college CentreTech Campus map, Lowry Campus map and the Office of Disability and Equity web page.
The Community College of Aurora in Colorado is a unique global community with more than 100 countries represented in the student population. The community of students draws on the wealth of experience of fellow students who come from a variety of backgrounds and ages.

Going to college is one of the best things you can do for your future. A degree or certificate can help you advance your career or land a great job. Yet one of the questions we hear the most at The Community College of Aurora is, how can I afford to go to college? The fact is, you can make college a reality, whether you’re just getting started or returning after a few years away from the classroom.

Federal regulations require CCA to have a fair and equitable refund policy for students receiving federal financial aid, who officially or unofficially withdraw from all of the courses in which they are enrolled. See the CCA Financial Aid Handbook for additional information.
Process for Withdrawing as a Student
An official withdrawal is when you notify the CCA Admissions Office in person, by phone, through an academic advisor, or on-line to withdraw from a course or courses.

Academic Programs

(Educational Programs, Instructional/Faulty Information)

The Community College of Aurora specializes in offering classes at convenient times and locations to meet students’ demanding schedules. CCA has campuses in Aurora and Denver, plus hundreds of online, hybrid, and evening/weekend classes, as well as “open entry” classes. Students may choose from more than 40 degrees and certificates in transfer and career and technical programs, and CCA’s core classes are guaranteed to transfer to Colorado public colleges and universities.
Did you know over half of the students who come to the Community College of Aurora are interested in transferring in order to earn their bachelor’s degree? Let CCA help you make sense of the transfer process and prepare for a successful transfer to the college or university of your choice. Click on the above link to find information about the transfer process, tips for a successful transfer, CCA degrees designed to make transferring easy, and many other great resources. Let CCA help you to start here and finish there! 

Accreditation, Approval and Licensure of Institution and Programs

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), like other voluntary higher education accrediting agencies in the United States, evaluates an entire organization and accredits it as a whole. The evaluation covers formal educational activities, student academic achievement, governance and administration, financial stability, resources, admissions and student personnel services, organization effectiveness, and relationships with outside constituencies.

(including Computer Use and File Sharing)

What is copyright?
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, including material published in electronic format. Copyright protection covers any work, published or unpublished.
The Community College of Aurora Career Center helps you to determine what career path to follow. The college provides answers to employment questions, access to job search information, help with resume writing, and much more. Visit online, Career Resources, or come to the college soon; we're ready to help.

Student Financial Assistance

Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local and Institutional Programs
The CCA Financial Aid Office is dedicated to providing support to students and their families in meeting the costs of a college education. The Community College of Aurora participates in a wide variety of federal, state, and private financial aid programs, including Federal Pell Grants, student loans, and work study. Also see Student Loan Information

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Students who are currently enrolled and are completing the FAFSA will be asked: "Have you been convicted for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid?" Students who answer "Yes" will be asked an additional series of questions to determine if the conviction affects their eligibility for federal student aid.

Helping Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Access College Financial Aid

Benefits Access for College Completion (BACC)-Colorado PEAK-SNAP

A new service at CCA, designed to help you connect with short-term assistance for long-term success. SNAP- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Advantages for you:

  • Apply on Campus with a friendly success coach who understands your needs
  • Access to community resources.
  • Can help you overcome obstacles to staying in school.

Health and Safety

Access information on how to apply for medical assistance and insurance.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention ProgramThe Community College of Aurora supports the efforts of local, state, and federal governments in promoting drug free America. Drug and alcohol abuse cause numerous problems in the domestic and working worlds. The challenges faced by our country cannot be effectively dealt with unless individuals work collectively in combating the problems caused by drug and alcohol abuse. The effects of drug and alcohol abuse are most damaging to the physiological and psychological systems of the human body. Through active abuse, a person is placing harmful toxins in his/her body which can cause illness and impact one’s ability to work and function fully in society. Awareness, education, and intervention all are components of addressing the problems created by substance abuse in our communities and country.
Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log
Community College of Aurora strives to provide a safe and healthy environment that enhances the learning process. Each student and employee should be able to attend classes, work on campus, and/or participate in activities with a feeling that they are in an environment that is safe and secure. Staying Safe on Campus Brochure
Preserving the safety and security of our students and employees is a top priority for the Community College of Aurora that requires vigilance, communication, and coordination. 
The Violence Against Women Act provides protection to women against crimes of sexual violence. The act was amended on several occasions and placed new obligations on colleges and institutions to report and conduct educational programs under its Campus Sexual Violence Act (Campus SaVE Act), which amended the Clery Act.  To facilitate collaboration among the many individuals whose actions and efforts affect our collective security. Community College of Aurora offer information and resources for CCA students on What is Consent, Stalking, Bystander Intervention, and What could be abuse.

Student Outcomes

Information about retention rates can be found on the Department of Education College Navigator Web site.

Graduation/Transfer-out Rates

Information about graduation and transfer-out rates can be found on the Department of Education College Navigator Web site.

Job Placement Rates for Graduates
By clicking the above link you will be directed to the Colorado Community College System Webpage of reports. You will have to select Community College of Aurora from the "5 Year Placement Trends by Institution" drop down menu and run the report. The Community College of Aurora does its best to contact each graduate post-graduation to collect this data.
CCA fully supports and advocates that students and staff register to vote. Voter Registration forms are available for download here:

Other Information

Resources  Intervention  Student Conduct  Education

The Student Intervention and Conduct office in Student Affairs provides support services; resources and guidance to help our diverse students in overcoming obstacles to college completion, transfer and employment.  The office assures a safe campus community, strengthens personal responsibility and accountability through campus wide assessment, case management, collaboration and training.

Veteran's Information
Military & Veteran Services is part of the Advising department at the Community College of Aurora. We have a dynamic veterans and military community at CCA and we are committed to assisting you in achieving your educational goals. This information is designed to provide you with the tools and guidelines you need to smoothly navigate in the academic world. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this web page or the Veterans & Military Services Office, please feel free to contact us.

Community Resources for Veterans
The Community College of Aurora is committed to helping military and veteran students and their families. Below are many good resources to help you and your families, whether you're still active duty, have just left the service, or have been separated for years. List of veterans resources.

Sexual Misconduct/Title IX
Employees and students of the Community College of Aurora shall not be subjected to unlawful discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation in employment conditions or educational programs or activities.

Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.

Student Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities
In addition to rights extended to members of the Community College of Aurora student body, individuals also have rights and freedoms under federal, state and local law. Some of those college-related rights and freedoms include: Freedom to access the college and college facilities, services, and programs, in accordance with the civil rights Act of 1964; title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Colorado statutes and College policies and procedures.

Quiet Room (Meditation & Prayer)

These rooms are available to Students, Faculty or Staff on a first come, first serve basis.

Lactation Rooms

These rooms are available to Students, Faculty or Staff on a first come, first serve basis.

All Gender Restrooms

Locations for CentreTech and Lowry campuses.

Student Code of Conduct
Upon enrolling at the college, you assume an obligation to conduct yourself in a manner compatible with the college's function as a public educational institution. CCA expects each student to obey the federal, state, and municipal laws as well as college regulations. In addition, students must adhere to the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Polices, the Colorado Community College System President’s Procedures, and the CCA student code of conduct.

Gainful Employment
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year’s data only. However, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.
Sex Offender Information
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) maintains this site and evaluates the accuracy and integrity of all sexual offender registration records to determine if the data fulfills the minimum requirements for all Internet postings. These records are being updated daily and will be posted to the website as soon as they are available. If you believe any information found in these records is incorrect or if you have any questions, please contact CBI’s Program Support Unit at (303) 239-4222, or at You may also contact your local law enforcement agency.

CCA Student Complaint Procedure

The Community College of Aurora is committed to providing an environment that supports teaching and learning and that encourages open and effective communication and respect for all members of the college community. To that end the college encourages all students to first direct concerns to the individual or department with whom the concern resides. The college believes that many concerns can be resolved through an open, honest dialogue between the persons involved. In cases where that may not be possible, the CCA Student Complaint Procedure can assist in facilitating a resolution. The procedure can also provide students an opportunity to present issues or concerns with which they need assistance and which they feel warrant action on the part of the college.
CCA’s Student Complaint form. This form can be submitted electronically or in hard copy to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
If you have any questions or need assistance filing a complaint, please contact the Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs at 303-360-4932.





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