FALL in Love with Community College of Aurora at Connect to CCA

Students at CCA sitting on grass talking.CCA will host an open house event, Connect to CCA, on November 4 and YOU are invited!

Here is a list of five things that our open house can provide when you attend.

Whether you’ve been CCA’s CentreTech campus already or will be visiting for the first time, this day will be one you will never forget.

Below you will find my top 5 reasons on why you should go and register RIGHT NOW!

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Vox: Under Construction Sheds New Light on Disability

Vox Poster GraphicStories that will make you laugh, stories that will make you cry, stories that will make you think long and hard about how we as a society approach the topic of disability. You can expect them all when the curtains go up on “Vox: Under Construction” in the Larry D. Carter Theater on the CentreTech campus on October 26.

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Five Reasons to Attend a CCA Transfer Fair

A desk containing materials at a CCA Transfer FairIf you are looking to transfer to a four year undergraduate institution to complete your degree, many factors come into play when choosing where to continue your education. Picking one school to meet all your needs can be a messy process! Fortunately, CCA has many resources to help you understand your priorities, research and reach your goals, including two Transfer Fairs held this fall.

The first CCA Transfer Fair is on October 18 on the CentreTech campus in the Student Centre Building in the Rotunda. The second CCA Transfer Fair is on November 2 on the Lowry campus in the West Quad Building in the Todd Bergren Room.

Not sure what a transfer fair can do for you? Check out these five tips to discover how CCA’s Transfer Fairs can help you forge a path that fits your unique interests and values. Continue reading »

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Five Simple Steps to Apply for Scholarships at CCA

Computer screen with the word scholarships on itDid you know there is more than $500,000 in scholarships available through CCA Institutional and Foundation scholarships this year?

However, many CCA students do not take advantage of these scholarship opportunities.

For example, in fall 2016, less than 200 students applied for Foundation scholarships at CCA last fall. And with a student population of more than 7,000 full-time students at CCA, you could be missing out on a scholarship to pay for your tuition and books.

The opportunity to apply for many spring scholarships opens on October 1 – use these five simple steps to apply for scholarships at CCA: Continue reading »

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Nine Easy Tips to Remember When You Fill Out Your FAFSA

FAFSA letters on top of a textbook with a piggy bank next to itDid you know that you could start to fill out your FAFSA for the 2018-2019 academic year on October 1?

And CCA is ready to help you and/or your parents fill it out! CCA will host FAFSA Rushes this year on Nov. 16 and Nov. 30 at our CentreTech campus from 1 to 6 p.m. on each day.

During FAFSA Rush, students and their parents can come to our campuses, use our computer labs to fill out the FAFSA, and CCA Financial Aid staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

The U.S. Department of Education has permanently moved the FAFSA application start date to Oct. 1 to give students and their parents more time to plan and pay for college. Students and/or their parents can now fill out the FAFSA using their 2017 tax returns or they can use the tax return for 2018 that they will fill out next year.

But before you start  the FAFSA application process, check out these nine tips from CCA Financial Aid Advisor Darin Wissbaum to make it easy and simple as possible to avoid any problems that could delay processing your application. Continue reading »

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