Financial Aid and Scholarships
The Financial Aid Office, located in Coyote Center at the Pecos Campus and in Bluford Hall at the Williams Campus, is responsible for the following student services functions:
- Financial aid
- Federal Work-Study
Financial Aid Answer Center telephone number is 480-731-8900 and available 24 hours/7 days a week.
CGCC is committed to providing support to students with financial need. However, students are expected to share in the expenses of attending college. The purpose of the CGCC Financial Aid Office is to assist with this responsibility by determining students’ financial need and awarding assistance to eligible students. This is accomplished by evaluating all aid applications through the use of a standard financial needs analysis system that determines how much students and/or their families can afford to contribute toward the college costs. Several types of federal financial aid are available. These include:
- Pell Grant
- Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Direct Parent Loan (PLUS)
- Work-Study – part-time employment on campus
Students must apply and qualify for financial aid each academic year. In order to be considered for assistance, students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once the financial aid application has been completed and you are admitted to CGCC, your financial aid eligibility will be evaluated.
Some funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, so it is best to apply as early as possible before the semester of attendance. Students should complete an application online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa as soon as possible each year in order to be considered for all available fund programs. Students must be making satisfactory academic progress in order to receive financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office for specific details: 480-731-8900 or visit the Financial Aid website at https://www.cgc.edu/admissions/financial-aid.
Scholarships for Students
Scholarships are available for prospective students as well as currently enrolled students. Because the applications and deadlines vary for each scholarship, applying early is critical. Completion of the federal financial aid application may be required for some scholarships. Visit https://www.cgc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships or contact the Financial Aid Office for applications and information.
Federal Work-Study positions are coordinated through the Financial Aid Office and Career Services on the Pecos Campus. Visit https://www.cgc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/types-financial-aid/federal-work-study for more information.