Next Steps

NOTE: This page is intended as a resource for students who have successfully completed an application to the film school and been accepted.  If you have not yet applied, you will need to do so before you complete any of the below steps.  See our How to Apply page to get started on your application.

STEP 1 - Confirm Attendance



August 17, 2023

9AM – 2pm


Set Safety & Culture Training

August 25, 2023

12pm – 4pm

After receiving your acceptance letter, RSVP for the Mandatory Film School Orientation and Mandatory Set Safety & Culture Training, agree to terms of acceptance. Once logged into your Acceptd account, complete this step by clicking on the yellow “Continue” button next to your submission to proceedAdd the dates above to your calendar to ensure attendance – these are mandatory events for new students!

STEP 2 - Advising and Registration

Meet with an Advisor

To register for classes, new film students must complete advising with a Creative Industries Pathway Advisor. You will complete advising and registration during your appointment.  Group advising appointments are recommended for new students.

I can't Make any of the Group Advising Appointments

If none of the posted appointments work for you, please contact advising at 303-360-4929 or Please note that it can take up to 3 business days to receive a response to do high demand.

Read the Weekly Newsletter

Once registered, you should start receiving newsletters from us every Saturday starting the week before classes.  If you don’t receive a newsletter on the Saturday before class, please contact Haley Heer at You can also sign up for the newsletter early!

Step 3 - Pay Your Tuition

Apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF)

If you are a Colorado resident for tuition purposes and did not sign-up for COF through your admissions application, you can sign-up online. If you have any questions about your residency determination or COF, please contact the Admissions, Registration & Records Office at 303 360-4797.

Apply for Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you are eligible for any kind of aid (grants, loans, work-study and scholarships).  Financial Aid can take 4 – 6 weeks to process, so don’t delay!  The FAFSA is also required if you are interested in work study positions at the school.

Apply for Scholarships

The Community College of Aurora offers over $500,000 in scholarships every year!  Nearly all scholarships CCA offers can be applied for by filling out a single application.  Click here to fill out the one-stop Community College of Aurora Scholarship application.  Visit our Financial Aid page for more aid opportunities.

Set up a Payment Plan

It takes time for a financial aid award to apply to your student account. If you have not received an award letter and you have not processed an acceptance of your financial aid for the current term, you should setup a payment plan. Signing up for a payment plan early allows for the lowest down payment options and guarantees your spot in class.

Additional Steps

Activate Your Email

Your college email account is the official method of communication at CCA, so it is extremely important that you activate your account and check it frequently.  Instructions to activate your email account will be sent to the email address you provided in your admissions application within 24 hours of the time you register for your first course at CCA.

Buy Your Books

Take your schedule to the bookstore to purchase your books, or purchase books through the online bookstore.  Buy your books before classes begin to be prepared.  The bookstore is located in the Student Centre on the Centretech Campus, 16000 E. Centretech Pkwy.

Get Your Student ID and Parking Pass

Stop by the Welcome Center at the CentreTech Campus (16000 E. Centretech Pkwy) or Lowry Student Services (722 Alton Way) to get your CCA Student ID card and your parking pass. Photo ID is required to get your Student ID.

Select a Refund Preference

 little more than a week after you register for classes, you can select your refund preference with BankMobile.

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