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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 2017 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


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Earned Income Tax Credit

Licensure Exams

Required Forms

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Form 1098-T Information


Financial Aid Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen, or an eligible non-citizen such as a permanent resident
  • Have a valid social security number
  • Be enrolled as a regular student working toward a degree, certificate or transfer program
  • May not be in default on any federal student loan or owe a refund on any federal grant
  • Male students must be registered with the Selective Service
  • File a FAFSA application providing all income criteria at; demonstrate "financial need" as determined in part by submitting the FAFSA and submitting all requested documents to complete your financial aid file.
  • Use financial aid funding for educational purposes only
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy requirements to remain eligible as defined by the Chaffey College Financial Aid Office
  • Students who have convictions for the sale or possession of illegal drugs while receiving federal student aid may not be eligible for financial aid, depending on when the conviction occurred. However, eligibility can be reinstated. For further information, call 1-800-433-3243 or review the 'Question 23' Eligibility worksheet online at
  • Have a High School diploma, GED, Pass a High School proficiency exam,
    Note: Students who enroll in a program of study after July 1, 2012 and do not have a High School Diploma must have completed either a GED or passed the High School Proficiency exam in order to meet the High School requirement criteria. The Ability to Benefit (ATB) test or 6 units of college coursework will no longer comply with this requirement.
  • Effective July 1, 2012, the maximum number of semesters a student can receive a Pell grant is now 12 full-time semesters (or its equivalent). Pell payments are added together for all colleges attended anywhere and regardless of when they received their first Pell grant. The number of years receiving Pell will be tracked as a percentage with a maximum Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) of 600%.

To be eligible for California grants or aid, you must:
  • Be a resident of California
  • Have "financial need" based on the criteria for the Board of Governor's Enrollment Fee Waiver or Cal Grant Program. For more information about the Cal Grant Program and requirements, visit

Any questions? Feel free to email us at!


Financial Aid Office Hours
Mon. & Thur. 7:30am - 7:00pm
Tues. & Wed. 7:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm

Learn about financial aid through these short videos.

FinAid TV

Go to Chaffey's Financial Aid TV

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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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