Receive a $500 grant for your summer and/or fall education. CCA has $1.75 million in federal tuition and emergency grants available for summer and fall. Everyone, regardless of immigration status, is eligible to apply for these grants. Learn more about financial assistance.
There are many reasons students pursue higher education at Community College of Aurora in Colorado. One motivation: our commitment to helping our students succeed. We've developed many resources to assist our students, whether they need tutoring, assistive technology, or just a bit of knowledge on study habits or time management.
In addition, our new Student Success Center is devoted to helping students succeed. Come by and see what we can do for you: CentreTech Campus Student Centre, S101
Academic Learning Center
Each campus has an Academic Learning Center for students to use to aid academic success. Resources are provided to prepare students for college-level courses and help them succeed once enrolled.
Accelerated Pathways to Success
Are you currently an ESL or HSE (GED) student or just someone in the community who is ready for a new career but you're not sure how to get started? We offer accelerated college and career preparation, including English language classes, college and career readiness training, and reading, writing, and math instruction focused on your career pathway.
Bridge to Bachelors Degree Program
If you are a first-time student with no previous college experience, you are guaranteed admission to any four-year college or university participating in CCA’s Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree program upon completing your associate degree. You get to choose which college you want to transfer to from CCA.
The CARE Team's purpose is to provide a cross-functional, multidisciplinary point of contact for members of the college community who have encountered student behavior which is causing concern. The team will act promptly to follow-up with the individual initiating the report, determine if there have been any additional warning signs or reasons for concern (such as student code of conduct violations or classroom incidents), and meet with the student to develop a plan. Our intent is to be caring and preventive.
COSI Career Connections Scholarship
Has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted your job or earnings? If so, you may be eligible for a $500 scholarship from the Community College of Aurora. CCA has developed the COSI Career Connections scholarship to help you retool your skills, earn a new credential, and advance in one of the top career fields in Colorado.
The Office of Disability and Equity provides accommodations and assistive technology to students with disabilities to afford them an opportunity to reach their highest possible potential in higher education. Let us work with you to determine if you can receive these services to help advance your education.
The Counseling office contracts licensed counselors who will meet with you, listen and help figure out options to address your individual problems and challenges. We then provide referrals to both on-campus and community resources to help you handle what life sends your way. We do not provide traditional, ongoing counseling or therapy, but we will work with you to find the support and assistance you need.
Supporting independent CCA students who come from foster care, kinship care, group homes ward of court, orphan status or other independent background. This program creates a community of support, helping students reach their goal of certificate or degree completion. We provide one on one academic and personal support, by creating a success plan. Students will meet at least once a semester to assess the plan.
CCA's Library provides the perfect environment, services and resources for your needs.
Office of Student Intervention & Conduct
The Student Conduct & Intervention office in Student Affairs is to enhance the overall educational experience for students. The CARE team assures a safe campus community, by being a central place to report behaviors of concern. The Student Code of Conduct strengthens personal responsibility and accountability and is presented as a learning opportunity to students.
SNAP/Food Stamps Employment and Training
The Community College of Aurora has partnered with the Colorado Department of Human Services to provide support resources and services to SNAP/Food Stamp recipients attending college. If you are currently receiving SNAP or enrolled in the SNAP Education and Training Program, this program meets the work requirement.
Single Stop at CCA connects students to local community and governmental resources (e.g. SNAP, Medicaid, Childcare Assistance,TANF, etc.). Single Stop is an online screening tool that can estimate in minutes what supplemental resources students might be eligible to receive.
Use this Student Parent Toolkit to find community resources such as health care, education, employment resources, and more for parents.
Student Success Center
The Student Success Center's mission is to promote student success through dedicated support in an inclusive and authentic academic community. Available programs include the TRiO SSS, Transfer Success Program and more.
Student Success Resources
CCA has gone beyond physical campus sites to aid the academic experience, as well, by compiling a list of helpful online tips for individual students. This advice covers study habits, note and test taking, memory techniques, time management, and more.
Strengthening Working Families Initiative
The Strengthening Working Families Initiative grant (“SWFI”), in partnership with the US Department of Labor, allows the Community College of Aurora to help parents access jobs in high demand industries (Healthcare, Information Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing), while addressing a common barrier parents face, childcare.
Title V Project-Asegurando serves the diverse student population of the Community College of Aurora through inclusive initiatives, programming, and support. We are dedicated to achieving student success, eliminating equity gaps, and transforming CCA’s student experiences.
The Trio program offers support to first-generation and low-income students along with those with a documented learning or physical disability. Students are assigned an advisor and have access to various academic resources, including tutoring, help applying for scholarships and laptop loans. The overarching goal of the program is completing an associate’s degree on a pathway to transfer to a four-year institution.
Transfer Success Program
The Transfer Success Program (TSP) was designed to assist students with academic, career, and transfer planning. When selected to the program, students are assigned a one-on-one advisor who will work with you as you navigate your way toward graduation from CCA and transfer to a four-year institution.
And our Academic Support Lab was created for students at all levels to promote their academic success. Resources are provided to prepare students for college-level courses and help them succeed once enrolled. Free drop-in tutoring is available in certain subject areas. Check our Tutoring link for more information.