Section 5 - Table of Contents
Sage Hall, Enrollment Center, Room 1020
The Financial Aid office assists students in obtaining financial aid resources to meet their educational costs. Students interested in financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be obtained online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. A variety of financial aid resources are available to students, including grants, loans, federal work study, 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.
- State University Grants are awarded to California residents. Students are considered for the State University Grant based on their need and the availability of funds.
- Academic Challenge Grants (ACG) are awarded to first and second-year, Pell-eligible students who have completed a rigorous high school program, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and are U.S. Citizens.
- SMART Grants are awarded to third and fourth-year Pell-eligible students who are majoring in either math or science, maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and are U.S. Citizens.
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.
Federal Work Study [top]
The Federal Work Study (FWS) program is a financial aid program funded by the federal government and is intended to provide part-time employment opportunities for eligible students who need additional financial resources to pursue a college education. The offer of work study does not guarantee that a job will be available that matches the student’s class schedule or desired field. In some cases, if a student is unable to find work, student loans can be increased if the student has not already borrowed the maximum for the year.
The University, in participation with the community, has an endowment that provides scholarships, which are based on academic excellence, financial need and community service. This annual scholarship opportunity takes place each spring and applications are open to both new and continuing students. Students may complete a scholarship application, which is found on the Financial Aid website.
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 or 26 on the ACT exam. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years.
Airborne Technologies Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to students from Ventura County, and preferably from Oxnard, who are studying business. A 3.0 minimum GPA is required and financial need may be considered.
James Basile Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to students who graduated from public high school in Simi Valley or Moorpark, CA. Preference is given to students who have had a parent killed or disabled while actively engaged in public service such as law enforcement or fire fighting. Financial need and academic potential are considered. Minimum GPA is 3.0.
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.
City of Camarillo Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a student from Camarillo who is studying to become a teacher. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Financial need may be considered.
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.
Dorothy Huston Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to students studying nursing. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Scholarship is renewable for up to four years for freshmen or two years for transfer students.
Caroly and Harry Lundgren Angel Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to students studying math or science with a focus on a health-related career. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and financial need may be considered.
Oxnard Ambassadors Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to business students who are Oxnard residents. A minimium GPA of 3.0 is required. Individual initiative in community service or academic achievement and financial need are all considered. Scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years for freshmen, 2 years for transfer students.
Poe Family Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to students studying in the sciences. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Financial need may be considered.
Tiplady-Burgess Endowed Scholarship
One award to a nursing student and one award to a student in the EOP program. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for both awards and financial need may be considered.
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 finiancial aid scholarships page under Financial Aid.
Additional scholarships are available through the Ventura County Community Foundation. Please visit http://www.vccf.org/ for a list of Ventura County scholarships or contact them directly at 805-988-0196.