Last updated on: June 30, 2020

The following public information is provided in compliance with Section § 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act for California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI):

  1. CSUCI signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement on April 16, 2020, for the Student Aid portion of the grant. CSUCI will use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  1. CSUCI received notice on April 25, 2020, that it had received an award of $4,290,005. This amount represents fifty percent of the total funds to be received by CSUCI under Section 18004(a)(1) and will be used by the University to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.
  1. As of June 17, 2020, the total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is $3,353,915.50.
  1. As of May 20, 2020, the estimated total number of students in the 2019-2020 academic year at CSUCI eligible to participate in federal aid programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 5,513.
  1. As of June 17, 2020, the total number of CSUCI students that have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 5,546.
  1. The methods used to determine which and how much students receive in Emergency Financial Aid Grants are as follows:

    CSUCI is distributing grant aid to eligible students (undergraduate, graduate and credential) using a three-pronged approach. Block grants are awarded and benchmarked against student documented financial need. The largest grant, or first tier, awards $925 to students with the greatest financial need as indicated by estimated family contribution (EFC) of $0-$1000.  Students with EFC between $1001 and $4000 receive a second-tier grant of $600. All other eligible students with a completed FAFSA receive a third-tier grant of $300. As directed by the California State University Chancellor’s Office, proration will apply to part-time students. A proration factor of 50% will be applied to each of the three grant tiers for students with less than seven units. The tiers are provided below.

    EFC Range  1-6 units7-24 units
    Tier 10-1000$462.50$925.00
    Tier 21001-4000$300.00$600.00
    Tier 34001 and above$150.00$300.00
  2.  CSUCI sent emails regarding the availability of CARES Emergency Grants and the steps to apply to all eligible students on May 6, 2020. Additional information about student eligibility and the application process has been made available on the Financial Aid & Scholarships website under the CARES Emergency Grants FAQ’s
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