College Success Tip #14
What is Financial
There are a number of financial support services
that are available to college students including enrollment fee waivers,
grants, scholarships and work study. Many students pass up the
opportunity to receive these services because they do not believe they
will qualify. However, because there are a variety of financial support
services available, and each with its own set of criteria, it important
for students to explore each possibility in a discussion with the
college’s financial aid staff.
Why is Financial Aid
Receiving financial assistance to pay for
enrollment fees, textbooks, class supplies, and even housing and
transportation costs can often make the difference between a student
being able to attend college or not. Sometimes it can mean the
difference between taking one class or several classes if fees can be
waived or paid for through grants or loans. Either way, financial
assistance can help relieve burdens that might otherwise prevent a
student from being successful academically.
Financial aid comes in many different forms
including grants such as the Federal Pell Grant and the California state
Cal Grant neither of which need to be paid back. Other forms of
financial aid include loans, scholarships and federal work study for
which a student earns money by working at a job located on campus.
Internal links to College of the Canyons
resources for Financial Aid:
Find out how to apply and what types of
External links to the College for Financial Aid:
Free Application for Federal Student
Upcoming Workshops, Activities or Events for
Example: Cougar Mentor Student
“How to Apply for
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Noon – 1:30 p.m., Student
Center Room S-129
The Community College Experience by Amy Baldwin (Pearson/Prentice
Cornerstone: Building on Your Best, 4th Ed., by
Robert M. Sherfield, Rhonda J. Montgomery, and Patricia G. Moody
(Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005).
Becoming a Master Student, 10th Ed., by Dave
Ellis (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003).
Study Guides and Strategies,
Dartmouth’s Academic Skills Center, http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/success/index.html.