Financial Aid


General Eligibility Requirements


Students must meet a number of eligibility criteria to demonstrate the right to public funding of their higher education. Some eligibility conditions are confirmed through the application process by data base matches between the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies; other criteria must be documented and monitored by the school.

Eligibility for Federal Student Aid

Note: About "Ability to Benefit"

If you were enrolled in college prior to July 1, 2012, the federal regulations allow you to show you are qualified ("have the ability to benefit") for higher education by:

Note: About "Undocumented" Students

The California Dream Act allows undocumented students who meet provisions of Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) to apply for California state student aid, including Cal Grants and Board of Governors Fee Waivers at community colleges. See AB 540 and the California Dream Act.

 Questions? Please check with the Financial Aid Office.