The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
The United States Department of Education (USDE) and Community
College of Allegheny County (CCAC) reserve the right to select your
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for a review
process referred to as "verification." If your application is
selected, you are required to submit to the Financial Aid
Department certain information: IRS Tax Return Transcripts, Wage Statements, Proof of Non-filing Statements and documentation of untaxed income and benefits; and a completed federal Verification Worksheet.
application is selected for verification, you will be notified by
the Financial Aid Department either via a Document Tracking Letter
or online through your CCAC Central account and under "missing
documents", of the required documents necessary to complete the
process. CCAC is required to complete this process prior to
certifying student loans or disbursing aid funds to a student's
Failure to complete the verification process within
fourteen days of the initial request may result in the cancellation
of aid and the termination of enrollment. If corrections are
necessary, we will make them electronically on the student's FAFSA
once we have completed the verification process. The student will
then receive a revision from the federal processor. If any further
action is needed, we will notify the student of the steps necessary
to complete the process.
Foreign Income and Tax ReturnsForeign Income. If a U.S. tax filer earns foreign income, a portion of that income can be excluded from taxable income. The excluded portion should be reported as “untaxed income” on the FAFSA, while the remainder is part of the AGI. (The amount of foreign income that was excluded should be verified using IRS Form 2555 or 2555EZ.)If the applicant (or the applicant’s parents) earned foreign income and paid taxes to a central foreign government, the income and taxes paid should be treated the same as U.S. income and taxes paid. Information from the foreign tax return would be reported on the FAFSA and for verification purposes, the foreign return would be considered equivalent to an IRS Form 1040.If the applicant (or the applicant’s parents) earned foreign income but did not pay any taxes on that income, it should be reported as untaxed income. In all cases involving foreign income, the value of the foreign income and taxes must be reported in U.S. dollars, using the exchange rate at the time of application. The campus financial aid offices can only accept foreign tax returns that have been converted into US Dollars.