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Emergency Notification


To be considered for financial aid, you must:

  • be a US citizen or eligible noncitizen;
  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular matriculated student in a degree objective or teaching credential program. Unclassified Post-Baccalaureate students are normally not eligible for financial aid. If you are a student, check with the Center for Student Financial Aid. Extension/continuing education students are ineligible for financial aid.
  • be making satisfactory academic progress;
  • not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a Federal Education Loan;
  • have financial need (except for Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans and Plus Loans); and
  • be a California resident for state financial aid programs (SUG, EOP, Cal Grant A and B).

Selective Service Information

Effective 2021, Selective Service Registration is no longer a requirement for Federal or State Financial Aid eligibility. The selective service registration question will remain on the FAFSA for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 award years but opting out of registering will not affect aid eligibility. The question on the FAFSA will be removed in 2023-2024. For additional information about Selective Service requirements, visit the US Government-  Selective Service Website.

Special Circumstances Appeal Process

Students with special circumstances may submit an appeal to the financial aid office for a re-evaluation. If you or your family's financial situation has significantly changed since the 2019 tax filing year (the tax year used on your 2021-22 FAFSA application), you may request a re-evaluation of your financial aid eligibility using more current income information. If you have incurred additional “out-of-pocket” expenses related to your current academic program or related to the COVID-19 outbreak to continue your attendance for the current academic year, you may request an adjustment to your student expense budget.

Students who wish to pursue the special circumstance appeal process can submit an on-line advising request for further guidance.