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Money and Textbooks on a Scale Balancing Each OtherNeed help figuring out your finances? Not sure how to pay for your tuition?

We’re here to help. 

CCA’s Financial Aid office, along with other colleges across the U.S., are focused on providing more financial literacy for students. As student debt grows at community colleges and universities across the U.S., financial aid departments are making the effort to reach out to students.

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A Student’s Journey to Model United Nations

JustinTaylorModelUN484X252During spring semester, a March blizzard crippled Denver for a couple of days, and when I got the notification that CCA cancelled classes for the day, I laughed. I was wearing a full suit, sitting at a table in New York City with students from all around the world, hard at work. Before us were two very similar papers, each the product of several days’ worth of work, and we were attempting to merge them together in less than two. Denver slept under a blanket of snow, and I was already one Red Bull down at 8 a.m. It was going to be a long, rewarding day.

This was the second year that Community College of Aurora had sent a team to the National Model United Nations conference in New York City. I have been privileged to be a part of both teams. The goal of the conference is fairly straightforward: it is an accelerated simulation of a United Nations session. Each school represents one country that they’re not from, and during the week-long conference, students work together to promote the interests of their representative country by drafting and voting on a resolution.

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Diesel Partnership Adds Power to CCA Students, Employers

Diesel Power Mechanics FlyerWant to add power to your career path? Get your engine moving in the right direction?

The Diesel Power Mechanics program at CCA is joining with local businesses in a partnership that will offer students tuition sponsorship, employment as a paid apprentice, and full-time employment following completion of their A.A.S. degree.

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Registration Nation Provides Free Food, Games, Prizes, and (Possibly) Some Financial Help

Registration Nation text above a circus tentBetween serving tables at night after class, babysitting my kid brother, making sure all the bills get paid on time, and spending time with family while trying to keep some sanity, I stay busy as a full-time human… ahem, graduate student. Throw in the financial stress of college and my heart nearly explodes.

And I’m not alone.

But CCA’s Registration Nation, happening on May 4 at the CentreTech campus, is offering some free food, fun, and some financial help to a lucky few at CCA who register for fall or summer semester and attend the event. Two students who attend Registration Nation will win a financial award for a three-credit hour class – essentially a free class!

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Nine Things to Know Before You Register for Fall Classes

Pencil and clipboardFall registration is right around the corner and you can begin adding classes on Monday. But before you register for fall classes, here are some helpful tips that the Admissions and Records Department and the Center for Outreach Recruitment would like you to keep in mind:

  1. Do your Degree Check! If you don’t want to schedule time to see an advisor, go to MyCCA, log in, and click on the Student tab. Go to the right side of the page and scroll down a little to find the section titled, Steps to Graduate. Underneath you will find Degree Check; use this tool to see what classes you need to take. This will keep you from registering for a class you already have taken or ensure you don’t take a class that you don’t need. Continue reading »

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