Financial Aid

A college education is among the most valuable investments a person can make. Many of our students rely on financial aid to help with the expenses of a college education. Our staff can assist you in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), accessing financial aid records and discussing your personal financial situation with you.

To be considered, you must complete a FAFSA form, which is available every year starting in January. For a step-by-step guide, follow our Financial Aid Application Checklist.


Types of Financial Aid

We understand that many of our students have other financial obligations that make affording tuition a challenge. That's why we offer a wide variety of financial aid resources. **In order to process your Financial Aid in a timely manner, paper work should be turned in by July (for classes beginning in August). If you are unable to provide the appropriate documentation by that time your Financial Aid could be delayed.** The CCC Financial Aid Office will help you apply for all forms of financial aid.

Federal Grants

Grants are cash awards for financial need and do not have to be repaid. They include Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and Kansas Comprehensive Grants.

Federal Work Study

Work-study funds are derived from Federal contributions and college funds. They are limited and many more students have eligibility than can be paid a reasonable amount if placed in work positions. Students must have financial aid need as measured by the FAFSA and Federal Methodology. Read more information on work-study positions at CCC.


Loans are not gifts or awards; you must pay them back. However, you can defer payment and interest accrual until you finish your degree.

  • Perkins Loan: based on need and is available in varied amounts per year at CCC. This loan must be repaid. Interest does not accrue until nine months after the student completes his/her program or is taking less than six credit hours.
  • Subsidized Stafford Loan: based on need. First year students may apply for as much as $2,625. The Subsidized Stafford loan must be repaid.
  • Unsubsidized Stafford Loan: for students who do not demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA application process or for independent students who require additional funding. The loan must be repaid and interest accrues.
  • Parent Loan (PLUS): for dependent students. The loan is taken out in the parent's name. It must be repaid in monthly payments beginning 60 days after full disbursement and interest accrues from date of disbursement.

Scholarships are cash awards for academic or other merit and potential. They do not have to be repaid and CCC offers several options. You can apply for all of them at the same time using our scholarship application. Other scholarship opportunities are available from various ethnic, service and community organizations.

For questions regarding scholarships, contact the Student Affairs Office at 785.460.5495

Veterans Benefits

Veterans may qualify for special tuition benefits. Find out more information here.


Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

The U.S. Department of Education requires Colby Community College to define and administer Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for students receiving Title IV Federal Financial Aid. Students receiving Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Work Study, any W.D. Ford Direct Loan Programs, and/or any other Federal or state aid must meet the following standards to ensure that only those students demonstrating satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of their educational programs continue to receive financial aid.

The standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress measure a student’s performance in three areas: cumulative completion rate, cumulative grade point average, and maximum time frame. Satisfactory Academic Progress will be measured at the end of every payment period. Notification of failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress will be mailed to the student’s permanent address at that time.

Cumulative GPA

A student must also maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. A student failing to meet then cumulative GPA standard will be placed on warning for the following payment period for which the student is enrolled. A subsequent payment period of unsatisfactory progress will result in suspension.


Online Financial Aid Resources

The Federal Government and many other organizations have sites on the World Wide Web with a wealth of information and services. Below are listed a few of the best.


Colby Community College provides the highest quality education possible with over 60 majors. We accommodate
hundreds of off-campus students by offering classes at 24 locations in the 14-county service area, including
campuses in Norton and Wakeeney, and through online distance education courses. CCC is located on an
80-acre main campus and has a 64-acre agricultural center east of the city in Colby, Kansas.  
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