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.
Remedial Coursework prepares a student for study at the
postsecondary level, and a student enrolled solely in a remedial
program is not considered to be in a program that is eligible for
federal student aid (FSA) funds. If acceptance into an eligible
program is contingent on completing remedial work, a student cannot
be considered enrolled in that program until he/she completes the
If a student is admitted into an eligible program and takes
remedial coursework within that program, he can be considered a
regular student, even if he is taking all remedial courses before
taking any regular courses. CCAC may count up to one academic
year's worth of these courses in a student's enrollment status for
federal student aid funds. An academic year at CCAC is 30 semester
Once a student has received federal student aid funds for 30
credit hours of remedial coursework at CCAC, the student is no
longer eligible to receive federal student aid for remedial
coursework. A student may still enroll in remedial coursework but
they must pay for these courses on their own.
Similar to other remedial coursework, a student may receive FSA
funds for ESL (English as a Second Language) courses that are
part of a larger eligible program. ESL courses do not count against
the one-year limitation on remedial coursework previously
Caution: Students who enroll in ESL coursework or other
remedial courses that don't apply to his degree or certificate and
receive FSA funds over a series of semesters for such work can
exhaust his eligibility for FSA funds before he completes his