COVID-19 Campus Update

As public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 continue to grow, Community College of Philadelphia has made the careful decision to move coursework to online or other remote alternatives, beginning March 30 through the end of the spring semester, and to keep Main Campus and its Regional Centers closed through at least May 6, 2020. All courses remain suspended through March 30, 2020. Students will receive details on coursework from individual instructors. Faculty and staff will be issued guidance by supervisors. At this time, the commencement ceremony for spring 2020 is postponed. The College will continue to update you via email, web updates and text alerts as this situation evolves during the closure. During this time, please follow all CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus and remaining healthy, including hygiene recommendations, social distancing practices and remaining home when you are sick.

Financial Aid Workshops

As a part of the college’s response to COVID-19, all workshops are canceled until further notice.

Community College of Philadelphia strives to make college an affordable option for everyone. We’ll help you understand the financial aid process and assist you with your FAFSA. There are different ways to pay for your education, and the College offers a payment plan.

The Office of Financial Aid offers a number of workshops to help you with your financial planning and financial aid. At our Financial Planning Workshops, our financial aid assistants will explain the options and strategies you may use to pay for your classes. At our Direct Loan Workshops, we will tell you what you need to know about direct loans and how to apply.

No appointments are necessary. Workshops are located on the Main Campus, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Bonnell Building, Ground Floor. The best way to access this room is from the 16th Street entrance to the College, nearest Spring Garden Street.

Financial Planning Workshops Schedule (Main Campus)

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Northeast Regional Center 

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Northwest Regional Center

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West Regional Center

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Direct Loan Workshops Schedule

In these workshops, we will walk you through the Direct Loan process and explain your rights and responsibilities as a borrower. All first time Direct Loan borrowers must complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note before their loans can be processed. A Master Promissory Note is a legal document in which you promise to repay your loan(s) and any accrued interest fees to the Department of Education.

Please bring the following to your Direct Loan Workshop: Your FSA ID and references, including the names, addresses and phone numbers for each reference. References cannot live at the same address.

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For additional information, you can view the academic calendar for upcoming financial aid deadlines, or view helpful videos on Financial Aid TV which go over some of the most-asked financial aid questions.