Help Along the Way
Our mission is to assist you by providing additional information or specific forms to complete
and submit to our office. To estimate your personal financial aid and scholarship situation at
Clearwater Christian College, click on Financial Aid Estimator.
Below is a list of topics that will help you in your search for financial assistance or to
finalize your offer of aid from Clearwater Christian College.
CCC Financial Aid Program Overview
Clearwater Christian College offers over 50 different financial aid scholarships, grants,
and loan programs through federal, state, and institutional sources. Some of these are
need-based requiring the student to document their need through completion of the
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Other
programs consider academic background,
major pursuits, and special talents or abilities. View the CCC Scholarships, Grants, and Loans
page for more information and to see a complete list of available programs.
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
The FAFSA is the heart of the financial aid program. It helps to determine your financial aid need and
is required for all federal and most state and institutional financial aid programs. The FAFSA is
completed annually and may be filed as early as January 1 of each year. The FAFSA may be completed
on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov
. You and your parents
will need Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) to e-sign your FAFSA. Apply for your PIN at
. You will also need our institutional
code, 015025, in order for the information to be automatically forwarded to us. If you are not prepared
to file your taxes at this time, you may complete the FAFSA using estimated numbers. Be sure to update
your FAFSA upon completion of your taxes.
The purpose of the FAFSA is to determine your eligibility for select federal financial aid programs like
Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program, and Stafford loan program.
Pell Grant - ($602-$5,550) depending on EFC
FSEOG - (Averages $300)
Programs for Florida Residents
Are you a Florida resident? The key programs that are available to CCC students include Florida Bright
Futures, Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG), and Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG),
Minority Teacher Education Scholarships, and Scholarships for Children and
Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans and Service members (CDDV).
Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)
- is available for those who
have been Florida residents for one year prior to enrollment. The current award amount is $2,150.
Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)
The average award amount is $1,000 (EFC 6,080 and below).
be available to Florida high school graduates who meet GPA and test score requirements.
Florida Fund for Minority Teachers
- Junior, Senior $4,000
Student Aid Application is required.
CCC Scholarship Programs
CCC offers over 20 different college scholarships.
These are awarded based on information submitted on the application for admission
and on the FAFSA. View the CCC Scholarships, Grants, and Loans
page for more information.
Search for Other Scholarships
Campus Work Options
The purpose of the Campus Work Program
is to aid students
in fulfilling their financial obligations to the College and to aid full-time staff in the day-to-day operation of the campus.
Considering a Loan?
Students are encouraged to exhaust all other resources to help with educational expenses before considering an
educational loan. There are three types of loans offered at Clearwater Christian College. View the
more information on student loans.
Due to the financial challenges of pursuing a college education, Clearwater Christian College has partnered with CashCourse to provide vital and free financial resources to navigate through these difficult times. Start your personal education today by clicking on the icon below.
As a Veteran of the United States Armed services you may be eligible for certain educational benefits. You also may be eligible as a result
of the death or disability of your spouse or parent. Click here
to find more information on veterans benefits.
International students are required to document their ability to cover the cost of their attendance
by applying for the F-1 Student Visa.
Unfortunately, most international students are not eligible for federal or state financial aid
assistance due to their citizenship status. All institutional scholarship programs are opened
to international students. The college has identified (from the public sector) a list of potential
programs designed especially for non-USA citizens. Click on
International Student Financial Aid Websites
for more information.
Educational Tax Incentives
In recent years, the federal government has instituted some tax incentives for students and
families who are paying tuition for colleges. These typically come in the form of tax breaks
and fall under the names of the Hope Scholarship and Lifelong Learning tax credits. These
programs have been successful in helping families recoup some monies for family budgets or
to assist in covering subsequent college expenses. For more information on these opportunities,
go to Tax Incentives
Miscellaneous Forms & Publications
We are excited to help you make a Clearwater education a reality. Contact us
if we can help you with any questions you may have.
Jillian, a senior music education major from Riverview, Florida plans to use her CCC education on the mission field after graduation.
"After I graduate," she said, "I want to eventually go to the mission field and start a home for orphaned and abandoned children and share
with them the love of Christ." Jillian has learned that God provides everything we need; all we have to do is trust His plan. She is the
recipient of several grants and scholarships including the Academic Competitiveness Grant, the CCC Founders Award, the Florida Medallion
Scholarship, FRAG, and FSAG.
"The financial aid people at CCC are so amazing! I am so thankful for how they have helped me find and apply for funds so that I can stay
at a Christian school. They are such a blessing."
|Academic Competitiveness Grant
|Florida Medallion Scholarship
|CCC Founders Award