The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
CCAC is one of the most cost effective choices you can make as a student to start your career. There are many options available to you to help pay for college during and after your time as a student. Please use these resources which may help you find more funding for your education.
CCAC Financial Aid: At CCAC, there are a number of different types of financial aid that you can be awarded. The most basic categories are grants, scholarships and loans. The CCAC Financial Aid Office provides service for students and potential students at all four campuses.CCAC Free and Subsidized Programs: Thanks in large part to grant-funding and community partnerships, CCAC is able to offer certain subsidized career programs for free or at very low cost. CCAC Scholarships: Established in 1979, the CCAC Educational Foundation grew out of the understanding that the Community College of Allegheny County would need additional resources in order to provide comprehensive training programs, to ensure continued accessibility and to maintain its reputation of academic excellence in higher education. Each year, the Foundation awards thousands of dollars in scholarships. The scholarships and endowments express the community’s commitment to helping students achieve their educational goals.
Financial Assistance for Veterans: The Military and Veterans Services Center provides assistance to veterans and their family members who are eligible for veterans educational benefits under any of the Montgomery GI Bill programs, the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, as well as the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).
Pathway to Success in Healthcare Grant: You may be eligible to complete your education for a healthcare career with the help of the HPOG Pathway to Success in Healthcare Grant at CCAC. This program is designed to help you enroll, complete and work in the field of Healthcare. We will provide you with wrap-around services to address academic, financial and personal issues that may be stopping you from achieving your goals. These services for eligible program participants include assistance with child care, tuition and transportation
How to Pay at CCAC: There are many convenient options for students to pay their tuition. Whether paying in cash, writing a check or using a credit card, specific details may apply. Students may enroll in the CCAC tuition payment plan through the new Student Account Center. Third-party sponsorships are an additional option.
Pittsburgh Promise: The CCAC Pittsburgh Promise Initiative and CCAC Extension Program provide a supportive learning environment where students make the most of their Pittsburgh Promise funding to achieve their goals. Pittsburgh Promise students are assigned to work with the Pittsburgh Promise Coach. CCAC Extension students are assigned to work with the CCAC Extension Coach. Coaches work with students to ensure their academic success and completion of their academic goals.
Pittsburgh Job Corps: Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.Pennsylvania Career Link: Whether you are looking for your first job or to advance your career, PA CareerLink® is here to help. We are a free, one-stop shop with highly trained staff ready to assist with your job search. Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation: The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis.