Sage Hall, 1st Floor, Room 144
The mission of the Financial Aid office is to assist students in obtaining financial aid resources to meet their educational costs. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be obtained at the Enrollment Center. The FAFSA can also be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. A variety of financial aid resources are available to students, including grants, loans, and scholarships. After students have completed and submitted the FAFSA, they may be considered for the following:
Federal or state funds that do not have to be repaid.
- Federal Pell Grants are awarded to eligible students with financial need, who have not already earned a bachelor's degree or are working toward a teaching credential.
- Cal Grants are awarded to California residents with financial need and who meet the California Student Aid Commission scholastic requirements. A separate G.P.A. verification form is required to be considered for a Cal Grant. The deadline for application submission is March 2 for the following aid year.
- State University Grants are awarded to California residents based on financial need.
Federally guaranteed student loans with low interest rates.
Federal Stafford Loans include the subsidized and unsubsidized loan programs which provide low interest, long-term loans to eligible students through selected lenders. Federal Subsidized Stafford loans are available to students based on financial need. Interest is paid by the federal government (subsidized) while students are enrolled at least half-time and during their six-month grace period after leaving school. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans are available to all students without regard to income. Interest is paid by the student or added to the loan amount that will be repaid later.
The University, in participation with the community, has an endowment that provides scholarships, which are based on academic excellence, financial need and community service.
President's Scholars Program
Established by a generous gift from the Pierre Claeyssens family, this program provides scholarships to entering freshmen students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Applicants must be residents of California and have a 3.75 high school GPA and a minimum score of 1200 on the SAT exam. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years.
Bernard and Barbara Bobitch Scholarships in the Health Sciences
Awarded to students in biology, chemistry, or related fields that enable them to prepare for careers in a health profession. Students must be legal citizens of the U.S. with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from high school or community college. The scholarship may be used for purposes other than fees, such as books, computers, childcare, or living expenses. It is renewable for up to four years for a freshman, or two years for a community college transferee.
Bostwick Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to students with a 3.0 minimum GPA, demonstrated leadership and community service. Financial need may be considered.
Citizens for Youth in Ventura County Endowed Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a Ventura County high school graduate with a minimum GPA of 2.0 from high school or community college. Voluntary school or community service and financial need will be considered. It is renewable up to four years for a freshman, two years for a community college transferee, or two years for a graduate student.
California Strawberry Festival Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to students who are Ventura County residents and whose parent(s) have been employed by the local strawberry industry for at least one season. Students must have a 3.0 minimum GPA and demonstrate financial need. It is renewable for up to four years for freshmen, or two years for transfer or graduate students.
Hammer Family Trust Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to students preparing for careers in engineering, mathematics, or teaching. Students must have a 3.0 minimum GPA and demonstrate leadership and community involvement.
The CSUCI Foundation provides funds for general scholarships for qualified students. Minimum GPA is 3.0.
Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further information on the above scholarships. Scholarship information is also available on the CSUCI website. Visit www.csuci.edu and see the scholarships page under Financial Aid.
Additional scholarships are available through the Ventura County Community Foundation. Please visit www.vccf.org for a list of Ventura County scholarships or contact them directly at 805-988-0196.