Tuition & Aid

See examples of what your CCS award package might look like.

Sample Financial Aid Award Packages

Academic Year 2019 - 2020Student A Student BStudent CStudent D
MI Resident
EFC = 0
High Need
Outstanding Ability
MI Resident
EFC = 25533
Med High Need
Average Ability
EFC = 251
Med Need
Outstanding Ability
EFC = nonfiler
No Need
Above Avg Ability
Tuition, Fees and Housing

Tuition and Fees$45,180 $45,180 $45,180$45,180
Housing and Meal Plan $8,800 $8,800
Total Tuition, Fees and Housing$45,180 $45,180 $53,980 $53,980
Scholarships and Grants

CCS Scholarship$22,000 $22,000 $22,000 $18,000
Federal SEOG$2,000 $0 $0 $0
Federal Pell Grant$6,195 $0 $5,944 $0
Michigan Tuition Grant$2,400 $2,400 $0 $0
Total Scholarships and Grants$32,595 $24,400 $26,036 $18,000
Amount Due After Scholarships and Grants$12,585 $20,780 $27,944 $35,980
Student Loans

Federal Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
(available to all students)
$5,500 $5,500 $5,500 $0
Amount Due After Scholarships, Grants and Student Loans$7,085 $15,280 $22,444 $35,980
Payment Options

Amount Due August 1, 2019$3,543 $7,640$11,222 $17,990
Amount Due December 14, 2019$3,543 $7,640 $11,222 $17,990
Amount due each month on 10-month Payment Plan through ACI
(ACI charges an annual enrollment fee of $55)
$708 $1,528 $2,244$3,598
Additional Loans Available

Optional Federal Plus or Private Loans Available - maximum allowed
(must be approved by lending institution)
$7,085 $15,280 $22,444 $35,980

EFC – The EFC (Expected Family Contribution) is used by colleges to determine a student's financial aid package. It represents the amount of money a family can reasonably be expected to contribute toward college expenses. After completing the FAFSA, a student will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) that includes the EFC. The Federal Student Aid Office (part of the U.S. Department of Education) determines the EFC through an assessment of income, investments and savings.

AbilityThe ability rating is determined by a combination of artistic ability (portfolio) and academic ability (GPA).