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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

 2016-2017 Financial Aid Award Updates & Announcements

  • The Financial Aid & Scholarships office is currently processing financial aid awards for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Students who were selected for the verification process and/or were required to submit additional documentation to our office and met the May 31, 2016 document deadline should anticipate an official financial aid award prior to the start of Fall 2016 classes. Students who have items on their "To Do" list and did not meet the document deadline will be processed and reviewed in the order complete documentation was received.

  • Students enrolled in the Fall 2016 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 Thursday, September 22, 2016. Should students choose to borrow a student loan after September 22nd, the student will need to complete and submit the 2016-2017 Loan Change Form that can be found in the " Financial Aid Forms" section (available August 2016).

  • Students must have their enrollment finalized by the Fall 2016 university census date of September 26, 2016. 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 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 2015 federal tax return from the IRS. IRS Tax Transcript (PDF, 184KB)