Financial Aid Workshops

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)

Thursday – May 9, 2024
9 a.m. 12 p.m. BG-35
Monday – May 13, 2024
9:30 a.m. 12 p.m. BG-35
Thursday – May 16, 2024
9 a.m. 2:30 p.m. BG-35
Tuesday – May 21, 2024
1 p.m. 3:30 p.m. BG-35
Wednesday – May 29, 2024
9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. BG-35
Thursday – May 30, 2024
9 a.m. 2:30 p.m. BG-35

*Limited seats for walk-ins/On track event

CATC (West Regional Center)

Date Start  End Room
Thursday – May 16, 2024
9:30 a.m. 12 p.m. 345
Thursday – May 23, 2024
12 p.m. 2 p.m. 345

Northeast Regional Center 

Date Start  End Room
Monday – May 6, 2024
10 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 102P
Tuesday – May 14, 2024
10 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 102P
Monday – May 20, 2024
2 p.m. 4 p.m. 102P
Tuesday – May 28, 2024
10 a.m. 12 p.m. 102P

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.





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.