FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act)
To protect your right to privacy and confidentiality, your student information will be released only to you. If you wish to release information to another party, including your parents, you will need to provide CCBC with written permission to do so. Detailed award information (including award amounts) will not be disclosed over the telephone.
Award Notification and Tuition Payment
If you are eligible for any of the following types of aid you will receive an Award Notification from the Financial Aid Office:
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
MD Part-time Grant
Federal Direct Stafford Loan (Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS)
Maryland State Grant or Scholarship
Foundation and/or Institutional Scholarship
The Bursar will do one of the following:
If the awarded aid covers the entire bill (tuition, fees and book credit), no further action is required.
If there is any balance due to you after deductions, a check will be mailed to you approximately the 5th week of the semester. If your award is processed later than the 5th week of the semester, your refund check will be mailed two weeks after funds are disbursed to your account.
If the awarded financial aid covers only part of the bill, you will be responsible for paying the balance to the college.
Pay the balance immediately OR
Sign up for the tuition payment plan in the Bursars office. See Tuition Payment Plans for details
Required Program of Study
To receive financial aid you need to be enrolled in a degree or certificate program of study. Undecided and Personal Enrichment are not acceptable and aid will not be disbursed for these selections. Some certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.
You will not receive financial aid for any course that is audited, or changed to audit, before disbursement.
If the college cancels a class because of low enrollment, it is your responsibility to replace that class. Financial Aid for the cancelled class will be canceled even if the aid has already been disbursed. You are obligated to re-pay any balance due to the college if a class is cancelled after financial aid is disbursed. Meet with an advisor to find an approved class for your program of study.
Withdrawals and Non-Attendance
Please click here for additional information.
If you are awarded either Federal Work Study (FWS) or Institutional Work you will need to obtain a position within two weeks of receiving an award. Positions are posted in Career Services on each campus. Employment awards will be canceled if you do not obtain a position. If you work without an award or without completing all required documents, you will not be paid.
Consortium Agreements (Attending more than one college)
You may not receive federal financial aid from two schools for the same semester or period of enrollment. If you receive federal aid from CCBC and another institution for the same semester, either CCBC or the other college must return the funds disbursed and you will be billed for the returned funds.
Summer Financial Aid
Financial aid for summer is limited to students who have remaining Pell Grant eligibility. If you plan to attend summer courses and you have not attended full-time in the fall and spring semesters, please contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if you have eligibility for Summer Pell.
Student loans are also available for the summer term. Click here for a Summer Loan application (for returning borrower only). If you are applying for the first time, click here.