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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

  • Students enrolled in the Fall 2015 semester who are interested in borrowing a student loan and have not yet taken action on their Direct Stafford Loan(s) and/or have not yet completed the additional requirements to borrow a student loan, must accept and/or decline their Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Stafford Loans(s) and complete any additional loan requirements noted on the "To Do List" on the myCI student center by Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Should students choose to borrow a student loan after September 22nd, they will need to complete and submit the 2015-2016 Loan Change Form that can be found in the " Financial Aid Forms" section.

  • Students must have their enrollment finalized by the Fall 2015 university census date scheduled on Monday, September 21, 2015. If students are enrolled less than full-time, grants will be prorated to reflect the enrollment status as of the census date. Students must be enrolled at least half-time to receive a student loan.

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

  • The FAFSA deadline for Spring 2016 Transfer students is September 18, 2015 and the Priority Document Deadline for Spring 2016 Transfer students is October 15, 2015. Transfer students who do NOT meet the September 18th FAFSA deadline and the October 15th document deadline may be required to pay their tuition & fees from their own resources by the January 19th 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)