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
2014-2015 Financial Aid Application & Deadline Announcements
Beginning January 1, 2014, you may complete, electronically sign and submit your 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online by visiting FAFSA on the Web. The filing deadline for the FAFSA is Sunday, March 2, 2014. To reduce possible mistakes and to streamline the financial aid application process, students and parents may be eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval process. The IRS Data Retrieval process will be available beginning February 6, 2014. 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! To use this feature, we strongly encourage you and/or your parents to file your federal tax returns as early as possible before completing the FAFSA.
The deadline to submit all requested documents is Friday, May 30, 2014. Only financial aid eligible students that meet both deadlines (March 2 and May 30) will have their tuition fees deferred. Students not meeting the deadlines MUST pay their tuition fees from their own resources by the payment deadline.
Please visit our Important Deadlines tab for additional information regarding important financial aid deadlines.
The Financial Aid Office cannot accept copies of the student and/or parent federal tax return. If requested, students and parents will be required to submit an IRS Tax Transcript. You may request a FREE of charge transcript of the 2013 federal tax return from the IRS in one of five ways:
- Obtain electronic PDF version at www.irs.gov/transcript
- By calling 1-800-908-9946
- IRS2Go Self-service; mobile; 5-10 calendar day delivery to the address on file (available for Android and iOS Apple mobile devices
- Online at http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript
- By mail using the IRS Form 4506T-EZ
For more detailed information on how to request a federal tax transcript, please visit the IRS website.