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New Changes for 2015-2016

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Summer 2017 Disbursement information

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Receiving Financial Aid

Important Dates


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The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is currently unavailable to students and families completing the FAFSA. If you are currently completing the FAFSA, we highly recommend you manually enter your information. If you need a copy of your 2015 tax return:
  • Contact your tax preparer or check your tax software used to prepare your return.
  • Request a 2015 tax transcript from the IRS and use that information to manually complete the fields in the FAFSA. Please do not send us a tax transcript unless we've requested it from you.
If we have requested a copy of your tax transcripts, you may obtain a copy of your tax transcripts by following the instructions below: We will continue to provide more information about the IRS DRT as it becomes available. If you have any questions please contact us at

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

There are many types of financial aid available to students. We encourage students to apply for financial aid each year. The priority deadline for Cal Grant consideration is March 2. To apply for Financial Aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at or the California Dream Act Application online at

2017-2018 Financial Aid application available now!

  • The information provided on your FAFSA or California Dream Act application is used to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is used by Chaffey College to determine your eligibility for financial aid. Below are important things to remember:
  • Be sure to include Chaffey College School Code (FAFSA): 001163 or the California Dream Act Application
  • Students can now submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) beginning on October 1, 2016, for the 2017-2018 Award Year rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. Students (and parents, if dependent) will be able to use prior-prior year income data (2015 tax year)
  • March 2: Priority deadline for FAFSA/Dream Application for California State Grants.
  • Apply once per year for Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 before March 2nd and the priority deadline.
  • Once you apply watch for 2017-2018 Welcome email and you can check your status/awards under MyChaffey Portal vial Financial Aid Self Service.


GetSAP Workshop
Financial Aid Appeal workshop
Online GetSAP Financial Aid counseling is required for all financial aid appeals.

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 required 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.

Eligible Chaffey College students will receive their financial aid disbursements via BankMobile (formerly Higher One) disbursement services. All students have choices for receiving their financial aid refunds: Electronic Deposit to Another Account or Electronic Deposit to a BankMobile Account. Students must make a selection in order to avoid a delay in their disbursement. Once eligibility is confirmed, students will receive their financial aid funds based on the method they choose to receive their funds. For more information Visit

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

  • 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?FA TV Monitor photo
     Go to Chaffey's Financial Aid TV page


Monday, December 18, 2017-Thursday, December 21, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday, December 22, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Campus will be closed for Winter Break
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

Links admissions
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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