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The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office at California State University Channel Islands (CI) is comprised of dedicated financial aid professionals committed to serving students by providing them information to secure the necessary financial resources to meet their educational goals. The types and amounts of financial aid Channel Islands awards or recommends are subject to availability of funds, enrollment status, and financial need. Channel Islands students have a variety of financial aid programs available for assistance. Programs vary in eligibility criteria, award amounts, and repayment options.

Channel Islands Federal School Code: 039803

 2015-2016 Financial Aid Award Updates & Announcements

  • Estimated Financial Aid Awards for the 2015-2016 Award Year are currently being sent to First-Time Freshman who have been admitted to the University and have applied for Federal Student Aid.

  • Please visit our Important Deadlines tab for additional information regarding important financial aid deadlines.

  • Beginning January 1, 2015, you may complete, electronically sign and submit your 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online by visiting FAFSA on the Web or the California Dream Act Application (AB540 students) by visiting CA Dream Act. The priority filing deadline for the FAFSA was Monday, March 2, 2015, however, it is not too late to apply! To reduce possible mistakes and to streamline the financial aid application process, we highly recommend that students and parents attempt to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool. This means when filling out your FAFSA, you may be eligible to automatically retrieve your federal tax information directly from the IRS into your FAFSA!

  • The 2015-2016 Priority Document Deadline is Friday, May 29, 2015. Students who do NOT meet the March 2, 2015 priority filing deadline and May 29, 2015 document deadline dates may be required to pay their tuition fees from their own resources by the August 18th payment deadline.

  • The Financial Aid Office cannot accept copies of the student and/or parent federal tax return. If you utilized the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, you do NOT have to submit a tax return transcript. However, if requested, students and parents may be required to submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript. You may request a FREE of charge transcript of the 2014 federal tax return from the IRS, click here for more details. (PDF, 184KB)