The Financial Aid office at California State University Channel Islands 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.
Federal School Code: 039803
Due to construction the Enrollment Center/Sage Hall will be closed until August 1, 2013. Financial aid counselors will be available during this time by phone and by appointment only. Please call or email your financial aid counselor with any questions and/or concerns. We apologize for this inconvenience during our construction.
Important: Due to the currently mandated federal sequester, Channel Islands is temporarily halting the ability to accept offered loans for 2013-2014. The amount being offered is accurate. However the sequester requires minor changes in the fee taken from the loans that require system updates before loans can be accepted. If you plan to use student loans, once the system updates are in place an email notification will be sent to the students CI email address notifying them that loans can now be accepted. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Any items needed to finalize financial aid awards will be posted to a student's To-Do List. We encourage students to submit documents as soon as they are able.
Approximately 2 weeks after electronically filing your 2012 tax return (6 weeks, if sending a paper form to the IRS), you can go back to the FAFSA and update your tax information using the IRS Data retrieval tool. We recommend this as the fastest and most secure way of confirming your tax information on the FAFSA. If you are unsure of the process, CITfinaid has an easy to follow tutorial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyQuvKE5Vfc.
If a family has experienced significant loss of income after 2012, that information can be submitted after August 5, 2013 using the Change of Income Form that can be accessed under forms on our website.
Channel Islands Priority Filing Deadline ended Monday, March 4, 2013. For students applying after March 4th, aid is still available, though not our more limited funds. If you have not already done so, the FAFSA can be completed at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- Financial aid students who are registered for summer and have applied for summer aid will have their eligibility reviewed. If there is remaining aid available, it will be posted to your 2012-2013 award. If an award cannot be posted, you will be sent an email indicating your status for summer aid.
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*Our primary form of communication is via email. Students must check their CI email for important notices and updates.