Types of Financial Aid

Students may be eligible for many different types of aid that help pay for college and other costs. Learn more about each program below. 

Dollar symbols next to a federal or state building. Video poster of Differences Between Federal and State Financial Aid Programs

State Financial Aid Programs:

California College Promise Grant (Formerly Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver)

The California College Promise Grant program is available for qualified California residents and verified AB540 students that meet all eligibility criteria. The CCPG waives mandatory enrollment cost per unit, a portion or all of the health cost, and a portion of your parking permit for Fall and Spring semesters.

2021-2022 Application Period: Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022; deadline to apply May 18, 2022

There are two ways to apply for the CCPG: 

It is always best to complete your FAFSA or California Dream Act application for the CCPG. Many students do not qualify for a Method A or Method B CCPG, but will qualify for a Method C and additional financial aid funds by completing the FAFSA. If you are an undocumented student, you can complete the California Dream Application instead of the FAFSA. 

IMPORTANT! If you do not qualify for the California College Promise Grant, you may be eligible for the Chaffey College Panther Promise program, which also waives enrollment fees. For more information, visit https://www.chaffey.edu/financialaid/panther-promise.php 

Apply for the CCPG application (en Español) for the 2021-2022 academic year. This application will apply for the following semesters: Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022. Deadline to apply is May 18, 2022

Students, or their family if applicable, must be currently 

  • receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (CalWORKs, TANF),
  • receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/SSP) or General Relief

 

To Apply: Complete the online CCPG application. Submit verification of your benefits, dated within the last 60 days to the Financial Aid Office

Special Classification

  • are a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient (or dependent); 
  • are a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack; 
  • have certification from the California Department of Veteran Affairs or the National Guard Adjutant General; or 
  • are a dependent of a deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty that you are eligible for this waiver.

Submit verification from the appropriate agency and add the form we have established online.

Students or, your parents (if applicable), must meet the following income standards established by the state of California for the school year. Your income must be equal to or less than the amount indicated based upon your family household size, as indicated in the table below.

Number in Family Household (including the student)

2020-2021 CCPG income Standards

Total 2018 Family Income

2021-2022 CCPG Income Standards

Total 2019 Family Income

1 family member

$18,735

$19,140

2 family members

$25,365

$25,860

3 family members

$31,995

$32,580

4 family members

$38,625

$39,300

5 family members

$45,255

$46,020

6 family members

$51,885

$52,740

7 family members

$58,515

$59,460

8 family members

$65,145

$66,180

Each additional family member

$6,630

$6,720


Apply:
Complete the online CCPG application. Students should be prepared to submit previous federal tax return(s), or other income verification. These amounts are estimated at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Chaffey College will use the information from your FAFSA to determine eligibility and will award those students who demonstrate to have minimum $1104 of financial need. No California College Promise application is required for a CCPG Method C.

Apply: Complete the FAFSA (or FAFSA en Español) or the California Dream Act application

Students are required to meet academic/progress standards to maintain eligibility for CCPG. Students who are placed on academic and/or progress probation or disqualified  in two consecutive primary terms (Fall/Spring) will lose eligibility for CCPG at the next registration opportunity.

Academic - Sustain a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters, or fall/winter/spring quarters), you may lose your eligibility.

Progress Complete more than 50% of your coursework
If the cumulative number of units you complete is not more than 50% in two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters, or fall/winter/spring quarters), you may lose your eligibility.

Combination of Academic and Progress Standards
Any combination of two consecutive terms of cumulative GPA below 2.0, and/or cumulative unit completion of not more than 50% may result in loss of California College Promise Grant (BOGW)eligibility.

How will I know?
Students will be notified within 30 days of the end of each term if you are being placed on either Academic (GPA) and/or Progress (Course Completion) probation. Your notification will include the information that a second term of probation will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility. After the second consecutive term of probation, you may lose eligibility for the fee waiver at your next registration opportunity.

How to regain eligibility?
If you lose eligibility for the California College Promise Grant, there are a few ways that you can have it reinstated:

  • Improve your GPA or Course Completion measures to meet the academic and progress standards
  • Successful appeal regarding extenuating circumstances
  • Not attending your school district for two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters, or fall/winter/spring quarters)

The appeals process for extenuating circumstances includes:

  • Verified accidents, illness or other circumstances beyond your control
  • Changes in economic situation
  • Evidence of inability to obtain essential support services
  • Special consideration factors for CalWORKs, EOPS, DPS and veteran students
  • Disability accommodations not received in a timely manner

To appeal, please complete this form

Please note that foster youth and former foster youth (age 24 years and younger) are not subject to loss of the California College Promise Grant under these regulations. 

Panther Promise

Chaffey College’s Panther Promise Program provides two years of FREE tuition to all first-time full-time (enrolled in 12 units) college students. To apply visit www.chaffey.edu/financialaid/panther-promise.php for eligibility requirements.

Cal Grants

Cal Grants are state funds awarded in addition to the Federal Pell Grant. Cal Grant recipients are selected by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). To apply for the Cal Grant Program, you must meet the requirements for the federal Pell Grants, submit the FAFSA and a Cal Grant GPA Verification form to CSAC by March 2nd.
Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive this award.
Amount may vary for students and is awarded based on enrollment.

Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) 

Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) The Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) is a new California Community College financial aid program for students who receive a Cal Grant B or Cal Grant C and are enrolled at least full time (12+ units). The SSCG grant will provide students with additional financial aid assistance and encourage successful on-time completion. The total award amount may vary, if a student is enrolled in 12-14.99 units for a term or 15 units or more per term.
Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive this award.

CHAFEE Grant

The California CHAFEE Grant Program awards up to $5,000 annually to eligible foster youth and former foster youth to use for college courses or vocational school training.
Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive this award.

Federal Financial Aid Programs:

Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is federal money awarded to students based on financial need to qualified undergraduate students, and in most cases, does not have to be paid back.
Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive this award.
Award amount may vary based on eligibility determined by FAFSA and enrollment.

FSEOG

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a need-based Federal Grant available to undergraduate students with the highest need.
Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive this award.

Federal Work Study (FWS)

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a need-based federally funded part-time employment program, which allows eligible students to earn money to help pay for education expenses. Students may work up to 20 hours per week and earn a monthly paycheck.
Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive this award.
Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six units

Direct Loan Program

Chaffey College participates in the Direct Loan Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.  Direct student loans are low interest loans to help pay for the cost of a student’s education.  The lender is the U.S. Department of Education, which assigns loans to one of its contracted loan servicers throughout the country after a loan is originated by a school for a student. 

Federal student loans are long-term obligations. Accepting a loan means accepting the responsibility for repaying the money you borrow including interest costs and fees. Before you request a loan, make sure you find out the true costs, interest rates, and how long it will take to repay the loan. To get answers to these questions and more, go to https://studentaid.gov.

Direct Subsidized Loan

A subsidized loan on the basis of financial need. Unmet "need" is determined by subtracting the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and all other forms of financial aid from the Cost of Attendance (COA), or budget. Interest is paid by the federal government while you are in school as at least a half-time student (taking 6 units), during your grace period, and during your deferment periods Interest begins to accrue once you enter repayment.

Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Direct Unsubsidized loans are not based on financial need and is available to you regardless of income. The interest begins to accrue after your first disbursement. Interest is accrued from the time the loan is disbursed until is paid in full.

Loan Repayment

Federal student loans are long-term obligations. Accepting a loan means accepting the responsibility for repaying the money you borrow including interest costs and fees. Before you request a loan, make sure you find out the true costs, interest rates, and how long it will take to repay the loan. To get answers to these questions and more, go to https://studentaid.gov.

  • Submit a request to stacy.sanchez@chaffey.edu. Include your name and Chaffey College student ID number
  • The Financial Aid Office will review your financial aid file to ensure you are meeting the minimum qualifications and are eligible to receive and complete a Federal Direct Loan request form
    • If you are eligible- You will receive an email in your panther student email account with the link to complete the online ‘Chaffey College Financial Aid Direct Loan Request ’
    • If you are not eligible at this time- you will receive an email with information with the reason for not currently meeting the minimum qualifications and what, if any, steps you must take in the future.

Scholarships

Scholarships are usually, but not always, based on a combination of need and merit. Students may contact Student Activities and the Chaffey College Foundation for available scholarships.

2021 CCCSFAAA Scholarship

DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

The California Community College Student Financial Aid Administrators Association (CCCSFAAA) will sponsor student scholarships; a total of ten (10) $500 student scholarships, one (1) $500 scholarships for each of the ten (10) California Community College regions across the state. In addition, there will be one (1) $1,000 scholarship from the “Mariana Deeken, Well it Depends” scholarship fund.

The following criteria must be met in order to apply for the CCCSFAAA Scholarship:
1) Enrolled in at least 6 units for Spring 2021
2) Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
3) Have remaining need of at least $1000.00
4) Applied for State and/or Federal Financial Aid

Click here to apply for the 2020-2021 CCCSFAAA Scholarship Program