Financing Your Education

Financial Aid available for those who qualify.
California Career Institute’s Financial Aid department will help you determine a personalized tuition plan that works for you. Depending on the program you select, there are various options of financial aid available.

Applying For Financial Aid.
To apply for financial aid, you can meet with our Financial Aid Department for a Tuition Estimate. Here are some of the forms that they will review with you:

  • Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • A list of schools (beyond high school) previously attended.
  • Federal student loan programs or a Federal PIN number.

Once you turn in the above, the Financial Aid Office will start working with you and let you know if they need any additional information.

Federal Financial Aid

The following Title IV Financial Aid sources are available for those who qualify:

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Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan or Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan

Are federal student loans for eligible students to help pay for the cost of higher education at a 4-year college/university, community college, trade school, career school, or technical school.

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Federal PLUS Loan or Direct PLUS Loan

Enables both students and parents to borrow money at low-interest rates from the federal government. These loans can be available for students. Direct PLUS Loans may be available to parents of dependent students. A Direct Stafford Loan might be subsidized or unsubsidized. Direct PLUS Loans will usually be unsubsidized.

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Federal Pell Grant

Students’ just entering college or returning to get their degree may qualify to receive a Pell Grant. One you’re ready it’s a simple process to apply for aid.

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Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Is a grant for undergraduate students that have great financial need. Households garnering less than a certain income might qualify for a Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.


To learn more about the cost and receive an estimation use our calculator.

Other Financial Assistance

To learn more, please ask our Financial Aid Department about the different financial aid programs available to you. We are designated as an eligible institution by the U.S. Department of Education, which means we are eligible to participate in the following programs.

  • Alternative Loans
  • Federal Work – Study Program
  • Veterans Administration Benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Private or Third Party Pay
  • Cash Payment Plans
  • Cal Grant

General Eligibility Requirements.
If you’re interested in applying for financial aid, here are some general eligibility requirements.

  • Be currently enrolled in an academic program leading to a degree or diploma.
  • Provide proof of high school graduation, GED or equivalent.
  • Not be in default on a student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant received at another institution.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress, as outlined in the school’s catalog.
  • Be a United Stats citizen or eligible non-citizen.

The amount of federal financial aid offered will vary based on your financial need.