FINANCIAL AID POLICIES HANDBOOK 2015-2016
Colorado College Grants and Scholarships
If a student’s financial aid eligibility and admission credentials qualify the student for a CC affordability plan, and if the student has financial eligibility remaining after we award self-help aid, Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), and state grants, the college will attempt to meet any remaining eligibility with Colorado College grants, scholarships, and endowed funds that we administer. The college makes a significant commitment with these funds to implement the goals of our financial aid program. Students must be enrolled full time (three blocks per semester) to qualify for CC grants, scholarships, and endowed funds.
Colorado College maintains its financial aid program for students based on the generous support we receive from donors to named endowed and gift scholarship funds, many of which were established by alumni, family, and friends of the college. We often award Colorado College Grants in a student's initial financial aid award, but then replace these generic grant funds at a later date with funds from a specific named endowed or gift scholarship fund. The college will notify students during the academic year that part or all of the CC financial aid award was made possible through funds from a specific named endowed or gift scholarship fund. Some of these endowed and gift scholarship funds have restrictions, but students typically do not apply for specific CC grants and scholarships. Students who apply for financial aid are automatically considered for all available CC grants and scholarships. If a student receives a CC named endowed or gift scholarship fund as part of the their financial aid award, the development office will notify the student about writing a letter of appreciation to the donors of the scholarship and attending any scholarship donor events. These are an expectation of the grant or scholarship and are important in showing appreciation for making our financial aid program possible.
International Student Book Scholarship
If part of your International Student financial aid package includes an award for books, you will be provided with an account in the Colorado College bookstore. To charge books or other required items to this account, you must identify yourself as an International student receiving financial aid to the bookstore personnel at the time of purchase. The bookstore will then check to make sure the purchase can be authorized. There are limits to what you can purchase with your book scholarship account. Among them:
• You can purchase required course books as indicated on the course shelf tag in the Bookstore. An access code, computer disk or CD-ROM may be provided when it is required as a supplement to be used as/with a required text.
• Required course supplies (for example, calculators, art supplies, computer disks, or periodical subscriptions) provided they are listed as required on the course shelf tag in the bookstore.
• Books selected at the student’s discretion from a listing of optional books only when a specified number of the books are required to complete a particular course.
• Lost textbooks may NOT be replaced by the institution.
• Stolen textbooks may be replaced. If a theft occurs, you must present a copy of the police report pertaining to the theft to the financial aid office and a letter requesting permission to credit your account for a replacement.
There are a number of items that you cannot purchase with your bookstore account if you are receiving a Colorado College Book Scholarship. They include (but are not limited to):
• Supplies and equipment (e.g., notebooks, art supplies, computer supplies, cell phone accessories, backpacks, photography supplies, and supplies for personal use that are not required for a class).
• Electronics or Headphones.
• Gifts for friends or family members.
• Duplicate copies of the same book.
• Books for a class you are not enrolled in.
• Books or other supplies for friends or classmates
Contact the Financial Aid Office
- James M. Swanson, Director of Financial Aid
- (vacant) Associate Director of Financial Aid
- Gaye L. Scheafer, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
- Kathy Gonzalez, Financial Aid Counselor
- Colleen Smith, Communication & Student Employment Coordinator
- Libby Fletcher, Financial Aid Coordinator
- Patty Kramer, Financial Aid Specialist
800-260-6458 or 719-389-6651
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