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Our partners at the Educational Opportunity Center at Community College of Denver (CCD) are ready to help you with the FAFSA. Schedule a virtual appointment during business hours, Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm. Call EOC's main number at 303.352.8746 or email them at eoc [at] ccd [dot] edu to schedule your virtual (WebEx) appointment. A tutorial will be emailed to you before your appointment.
The Financial Aid Offices are working remotely. Please call us at 303.797.5661 or email finaid [at] arapahoe [dot] edu for assistance.
You have a lot of choices when it comes to paying for your education and there are a number of financial aid options that can help you afford your tuition. ACC offers numerous resources for you if you choose to apply for financial assistance.
See a breakdown of the up-to-date expenses associated with attending ACC each semester.
A helpful tool that can provide a high-level estimate for the cost of attending ACC including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and other related expenses.
Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once complete, the ACC Financial Aid Office will send an award letter to your ACC student email account. Our partners at the Educational Opportunity Center at Community College of Denver (CCD) are available to help you with the FAFSA. Schedule a virtual appointment during business hours, Monday - Friday from 8am-5pm. Call EOC's main number at 303.352.8746, text them at 720.646.9986, or email them at eoc [at] ccd [dot] edu to schedule your virtual (WebEx) appointment. A tutorial will be emailed to you before your appointment.
Some students will be randomly selected by the U.S. Department of Education to confirm information reported on their FAFSA. If your application is selected for verification, the Financial Aid Office is authorized to collect specific documents in order to complete the verification process.
Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first served basis. Submit your FAFSA by March 1 for priority consideration for the following academic year (August – May).
CASFA is a safe, easy way to apply for state financial aid if you are a Colorado ASSET (Advancing Students for a Stronger Tomorrow) student. Non-U.S. citizen resident and non-resident students can use the CASFA to apply for institutional aid at ACC.
Types of Financial Aid
ACC participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program to provide students with additional funds for their education. Student loans need to be paid back upon graduation.
State and federal grants are a type of financial aid that does not have to be repaid.
ACC and outside organizations offer a wide range of scholarships, which are a type of financial aid that is awarded to eligible students and does not have to be repaid.
ACC works to provide jobs in a number of different departments to assist in meeting educational costs.
ACC will notify financial aid applicants when they are awarded financial aid. You should expect it to take about four to six weeks from the time you complete your FAFSA to when you are notified.
Accepting Financial Aid
ACC awards students who financial aid on a first-come, first-served basis. Offers must be accepted by the student in order to be processed.
Disbursing Financial Aid
Financial aid is sent electronically to ACC and paid to student accounts.
In certain situations, students may receive refunds for their financial aid if they withdraw from their course or if they experience extenuating circumstances.
Return of Title IV Funds
If you received federal financial assistance and withdrew or stopped attending your courses before completing 60% of the enrollment period, you will be required to repay Title IV Funds.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the minimum requirements for grade and completion of courses to continue to be eligible for federal, state, and institutional aid.
Financial aid may be reassessed if the FAFSA on file doesn’t reflect your current financial situation (e.g., divorce, loss of job, marriage).
2020-2021 Verification Forms
- Verification Form 1 Worksheet Independent Student
- Verification Form 5 Worksheet Independent Student
- Verification Form 4 Worksheet Independent Student
- Verification Form 1 Worksheet Dependent Student
- Verification Form 5 Worksheet Dependent Student
- Verification Form 4 Worksheet Dependent Student
- Directions for 2018 Non-IRS Tax Filer Verification
finaid [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
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ACC's School Code: 001346
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