Cuyahoga Community College is committed to providing financial education programs that ensure students graduate with the least amount of debt and a strong financial plan for the future.
Financial Aid Virtual Workshops
The Student Financial Aid & Scholarships team is offering daily workshops Mondays-Fridays at 3:00 p.m. for Tri-C students. Please join us in one or more sessions.
Upcoming Virtual Workshops
Mondays and Wednesdays: FAFSA Completion Workshop
Tuesdays and Thursdays: SAP Success Seminar Workshop
Fridays: Financial Aid Q/A Session
Special Event - Tuesday, April 13 @ 7 p.m.
This event is completely virtual and hosted by award-winning teacher of financial education, Tiffany Aliche, aka “The Budgetnista.” In Tiffany’s 45 minute presentation, “7 Steps to Living a Richer Life After College,” she plans to show students and viewers how easy it is to manage money and get on the path to success. More information can be found on PNC’s site, www.pnc.com/studentwebcast.
Tri-C Financial Aid Nights
Special Night Financial Aid Virtual Sessions
Are you a current or prospective student looking for information about the FAFSA or Tri-C’s
financial aid process? Join us the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. for a live, interactive
virtual session! The sessions will take place via Webex.
Each 90-minute session includes:
• A presentation on Tri-C’s financial aid process
• Information about completing the 2021-2022 FAFSA
• Live Q&A with Financial Aid staff
CashCourse is a real-life guide to taking charge of money and personal finances. CashCourse online personal finance tools help students build real-life-ready financial skills.
To create a CashCourse student account:
- Go to cashcourse.org.
- Under the Student section, click "Register Now."
- Enter your name, Select "Cuyahoga Community College" and enter your Tri-C email address.
- When returning to cashcourse.org, you can go straight to the "Already registered? Log In" section.
Net Price Calculator
Cuyahoga Community College values affordability. The Net Price Calculator helps students estimate their cost of attendance based on the most recent year's costs. It provides an early approximation of what a new first-year student can expect to pay to attend Tri-C.
FAFSA4caster will help you understand your options for paying for college. Use this interactive estimator to determine your potential financial aid eligibility. This is only an estimate and should not be used to apply for financial aid. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov to determine actual eligibility for federal aid, including grants and student loans.
Creating a personal budget is key to financial health. We encourage all students to create a budget to help them meet their short- and long-term financial goals. Use this budget calculator to help you create a personal budget.
What career are you planning to pursue once you graduate? Do you know what you might expect to earn in this career? When planning your short- and long-term financial goals, it is important to know what your expected income might be.
Understanding Credit Scores
Maintaining good credit is another key to financial wellness. A good credit score influences interest rates for credit you apply for to purchase a car or house. Many employers now review an applicant’s credit score when making hiring decisions. Do you know your credit score?