“How will I pay for my education? Am I eligible for financial aid? Where do I begin?”
The Office of Financial Aid can answer your questions. Whether you are a high school student, a college transfer, or an inquiring parent, we are here to help. Our aim is to provide you with a premium education at a price that considers your personal financial situation. Premium education, personal price.
There are two basic types of financial aid: gift aid and self-help aid. Gift aid refers to financial assistance that does not need to be repaid (i.e. scholarships or grants). Self-help aid is assistance that holds the recipient responsible for some sort of return (i.e. loans, work study). Funding from private sources (i.e. associations, religious groups, or corporations) also fall within these two groups.
Applying for financial aid can be intimidating, but that is why we have made the process as streamlined as possible. The steps are simple:
Good communication with the Office of Financial Aid is essential to your financial success. You will not receive blanket mass letters from our office. If we contact you, it is because we require the information we are requesting.
Our communication process is directly connected to your personal account. Each letter, email, or postcard you receive from the Office of Financial Aid relates to your specific situation, so be careful to respond promptly to all communication attempts.
|September:||Create an FSA ID|
|October:||Begin completing the FAFSA|
|October:||Complete IRS Data Retrieval or send in an IRS Tax Transcript|
|January 25th :||Financial Aid Presentation|
|March 2nd:||Priority Deadline! Turn in all documents|
|March 2nd:||California Cal Grant eligible high school students, transcripts need to be verified and sent to CSAC|
The Office of Financial Aid
21726 Placerita Caynon Rd #38
Santa Clarita, CA 91321