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Eligibility for Financial Aid

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Who is Eligible for Financial Aid?

The successful financial aid candidate is:

  • a US citizen or eligible non-citizen,
  • declares a program of study leading to a degree, certificate for gainful employment in a recognized occupation or a transfer program leading to bachelor's degree in a four-year institution,
  • demonstrates "financial need" by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Or an eligible non-resident that is eligible for a Cal DreamAct.
  • is not in default on any educational loan,
  • does not owe a refund on any Title IV funds,
  • has high school diploma, G.E.D. or state equivalent, Homeschooled or California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)
  • meets California residency requirements (for California Community Promise Grant, Cal Grants B & C, EOP&S)
  • maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • and meets other requirements as appropriate to individual programs.
  • Visit the Aid Programs page and then How to Apply to get started.