The mission of the Butte College Financial Aid Office is to assure that the delivery of student aid funds is conducted accurately, expediently, and with respect. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of a diverse and talented campus community by providing quality customer service through the use of technology and a knowledgeable staff. Our goal is to provide financial assistance and information to students who would find it difficult or impossible to attend college without such aid.
On Determining Dependency Status
Independent or Dependent?
Information to clarify how the FAFSA determines dependency status.
On Repayment of Unearned Financial Aid
Student Alert about Repayment
Important information about repayment: Students receiving financial aid who withdraw from all classes within the first 60% of the term or receive all 'FW's or a combination of 'FW's and withdrawals/drops may be required to repay a portion of aid received.
On Responding to Requests for Confidential Information
Policy on Requested Release of Confidential Information
Information on how Butte College Financial Aid Office handles requests for information and complies with FERPA regulations.
On Return of Title IV Funds
Return of Title IV Funds Policy
Federal financial aid is governed by Chapter IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and administered by the U.S. Department of Education. This federal law, also known as Title IV, holds Butte College accountable for the funds it disburses. According to regulations, the college must have a written policy regarding Title IV recipients who withdraw or otherwise fail to complete the term for which their financial aid was disbursed. This policy addresses the establishment of a withdrawal date, post-withdrawal disbursements, and the calculation of the amount of funds to be returned to the federal government by Butte College and by you, the student.
On Satisfactory Academic Progress
Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Recipients
Federal and state financial aid regulations require Butte College to establish, publish and apply qualitative and quantitative standards by which the college can determine whether a student requesting and/or receiving financial aid is maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress toward their educational goal.
On Work Experience Eligiblity for Financial Aid
Work Experience Eligiblity for Financial Aid Information on regulations for Career Work Experience (courses numbered 99) and General Work Experience (WKE 198) eligibility for financial aid.
You can also visit the Financial Aid web pages to learn more about the BOGFW, and about all of the other financial aid options that Butte College has to offer.