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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Eligibility

To be eligible for Federal Financial Aid, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen (a permanent resident who has valid documentation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security verifying that his/her stay in the U.S. is for other than a temporary purpose).
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress in a course of study leading to an AA/AS degree, certificate, or transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
  • Not be in default on any federal student loan (including but not limited to: Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Family Educational Loan or Direct Loan).
  • Not owe a refund or overpayment on a federal or state educational grant.
  • Be registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male.
  • Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program of study during the academic year for which you are applying for financial aid.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Demonstrate an "Ability to Benefit" as defined below (students who meet one of the qualifications listed below have demonstrated the ability to benefit from post-secondary education in accordance with applicable federal regulations):
    • recreceived a high school diploma, or
    • passed a high school proficiency examination, or
    • received a certificate of General Education Development (GED), or
    • passed an independently administered test (commonly referred to as an Ability To Benefit (ATB) test) that is approved by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE: Students enrolling for the first time after July 1, 2012 must have a High School Diploma, GED or state equivalent (high school proficiency exam, as noted above) to be eligible for any federal financial aid. New students will no longer have the option to pass an ATB test or meet other ATB alternative methods to qualify for federal financial aid eligibility. Students who had previously taken and passed an ATB test or would meet other ATB alternative methods BEFORE July 1, 2012 should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if you will meet federal eligibility requirements.

To be eligible for State Financial Aid (BOG Fee Waiver program, Cal Grant program), students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen (a permanent resident who has valid documentation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security verifying that his/her stay in the U.S. is for other than a temporary purpose), or meet the eligibility provisions in state law AB540. ***NOTE: This is the only requirement applicable to BOG Fee Waiver applicants; all other bulleted items below are not currently used to determine eligibility for the BOG Fee Waiver program.***
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress in a course of study leading to an AA/AS degree, certificate, or transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
  • Not be in default on any federal student loan (including but not limited to: Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Family Educational Loan or Direct Loan).
  • Not owe a refund or overpayment on a federal or state educational grant.
  • Be registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male.
  • Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program of study during the academic year for which you are applying for financial aid.
  • Demonstrate an "Ability to Benefit" as defined below (students who meet one of the qualifications listed below have demonstrated the ability to benefit from post-secondary education in accordance with applicable federal regulations):
    • recreceived a high school diploma, or
    • passed a high school proficiency examination, or
    • received a certificate of General Education Development (GED), or
    • passed an independently administered test (commonly referred to as an Ability To Benefit (ATB) test) that is approved by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE: Students enrolling for the first time after July 1, 2012 must have a High School Diploma, GED or state equivalent (high school proficiency exam, as noted above) to be eligible for any federal financial aid. New students will no longer have the option to pass an ATB test or meet other ATB alternative methods to qualify for federal financial aid eligibility. Students who had previously taken and passed an ATB test or would meet other allowable ATB alternative methods BEFORE July 1, 2012 should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if you will meet state eligibility requirements.

Contact Us

Financial Aid & Scholarship Office

Instructional Building (in the Administration Wing)

818-364-7648

818-364-7708

Spring Hours

Monday

8am - 6:30pm

Tuesday

8am - 6:30pm

Wednesday

8am - 2pm & 5-6:30pm

Thursday

8am - 6:30pm

Friday

8am - 12pm

Federal School Code

012550