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Financial Aid Programs

Dream Act

BOGFW changes

Financial Aid SAP counseling

New Changes for 2015-2016


Disbursement Information

Disbursement Schedule

Summer 2016 Disbursement information

Terms and Conditions of
Receiving Financial Aid

Important Dates


Cost of Education

Determining Need

Financial Literacy Cash Course

Satisfactory Academic

Repayment Policy

Repeated Coursework Policy

Private Loans


Other resources

Earned Income Tax Credit

Licensure Exams

Contact Us

Form 1098-T Information

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To apply for Financial Aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at or the California Dream Act Application online at

Changes to Higher One customers’ access to Allpoint beginning May 4
Click to download the PDF

2016-2017 Applications are now available!
  • Apply for Fall 2016 before March 2nd and the priority deadline.

  • For workshops times, click on the workshop link on the left tool bar.

  • Once you apply watch for 2016-2017 Welcome email in March 2016
To apply for Financial Aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at or the California Dream Act Application online at

Important information and resources for students impacted by ITT

US Department of Education on ITT closure

Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education

Federal Student Aid FAQs


New Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (BOGW) Policy

Beginning Fall 2016 students’ Board of Governor’s fee waiver eligibility will be impacted. This is a key component of the Board of Governors’ Student Success Initiative. Students who do not meet academic standing and academic progress standards for two consecutive terms will lose eligibility for the BOGW. This is based on new State regulations. Once you’ve qualified for the BOG Fee Waiver, it is important to ensure that you are meeting the academic and progress standards in order to avoid losing the fee waiver.

Students must:
• Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0
• Successfully complete at least 50% of all units attempted

If a student is placed on academic or progress probation for two consecutive primary terms, they will lose eligibility for the BOG Fee Waiver and enrollment priority if their GPA falls below cumulative 2.0 for two consecutive primary terms.


The FSA ID comprised of a user-selected username and password. The FSA ID will replace the Federal Student Aid PIN as the process by which you authenticate your identity to access your federal student aid information.

How to Create an FSA ID (PDF)

New-Full Time Student Success Grant

The Full time Student Success Grant (FTSSG) is a new financial aid program funded through the California Budget Act, 2015.  Effective Fall 2015, all California community college full time students who received a Cal grant B  will be awarded the FTSSG. The maximum award amount is $600 ($300 per term). If you are eligible, you will receive a revised award notification to view your awards on MyChaffey Portal.
For more information, click on this link.

Application Calendar

January 1: Complete the FAFSA/Dream Application for the upcoming Fall Semester
(Summer semester for the BOGW waiver).

March 2: Priority deadline for FAFSA/Dream Application for California State Grants.

Late Spring: Complete your Financial Aid file for the upcoming Fall semester.

Steps to apply for Financial Aid

  • Complete the FAFSA at

  • You will receive an e-mail from Chaffey College, Financial Aid Office indicating if
    awards are available of if additional documentation is needed.

  • To view your Financial Aid status or if documentation is needed:

    a. Go to MyChaffey Portal, on MyChaffeyview click on Financial Aid.

    b. Use the "My Documents" section to view if further information is needed.

    c. Submit your requried documents to complete our file.

  • View Financial Aid Award Letter:

  • a. Go to MyChaffey Portal, click on Financial Aid.

    b. To view your awards, select Financial Aid Award Letter.

    Enroll in units, begin your classes and receive your disbursement.

  • All Financial Aid is disbursed electronically through MyChaffey card. Please visit or  for more information

To be eligible to receive federal student aid, students must be working on an Associate Degree, transfer program or be in a non degree program (certificate) leading to gainful employment. For more information about the completion rates, costs, median loan debt of our non degree programs and a list of programs, please click on

Tips for Applying for FAFSA

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  • Be sure to add Chaffey College Federal School Code 001163 in step 6 of the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA.

  • Make sure you include your Social Security Number on your Chaffey College Admissions Application and your FAFSA.

  • IRS Data Retrieval: The IRS Data Retrieval Process is a way to get your tax information directly from the IRS without having to have a copy of your taxes with you when completing the FAFSA.

  • The Financial Aid Office encourages you to select the IRS Data Retrieval, if applicable, on your FAFSA application in order to expedite the processing of your financial aid file.

California Dream Act

Click here for more information

Important Information & Announcements


Based on the Chaffey College Satisfactory Academic Progress standards, you are ineligible to receive financial aid funds if it has been determined that you have a termination status for the following reasons:

  • Have a GPA that is below 2.0

  • Have not completed at least 67% of the units you attempted

  • Have exceeded the maximum allowable 72 attempted units

  • Any combination of the above

SAP appeal workshops (click here)

  • What is the FAFSA?
  • Am I dependent or independent for 2014-2015?
  • What is the Pell Grant?
  • Can I receive financial aid at more than one college?
  • What is the BOG Fee Waiver?
     Go to Chaffey's Financial Aid TV page
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Financial Aid Office Hours
Mon. & Thur. 7:30am - 7:00pm
Tues. & Wed. 7:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 2:00pm

Learn about financial aid through these short videos.

FinAid TV

Go to Chaffey's Financial Aid TV

Free Application for
Student Aid
You can now apply for the 2017-2018 school year!
File a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1st to apply for aid for the Fall 2017 term.

to learn about how disbursements are made!

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California Student Aid Commission
Questions about CalGrants?
Check out the CSAC site.

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Chafee Grant for Foster

Visit this site or your ILP worker for more info.

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National Student Clearing House.  
Trusted source for enrollment verification and loan/lender information.

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