- To receive aid, you must be enrolled in an approved program of study leading to an
associate degree, certificate, or transfer to a four-year college. You are encouraged
to follow an Educational Plan and to enroll only in classes towards your stated educational
- You must meet and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Please refer to the
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
- You must have a high school diploma, or equivalent, or have a General Education Diploma
- You must not be in default on any Federal Education Loan (Perkins, Stafford, PLUS,
Direct), or any other Federal loan at any college or institution.
- You must not owe a refund or repayment on any Title IV grant program (Pell, FSEOG,
ACG, State Student Incentive Grant) at any college or institution.
- You cannot receive aid while simultaneously enrolled in elementary or secondary school
(high school) and college.
- You must have financial need as determined by the Federal Methodology.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States or be in the
country for other than a temporary purpose with the intention of becoming a permanent
resident. You may be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship.
- Eligible non-citizens may be required to provide proof of permanent residency for
federal aid. (Alien Registration Cards I-94, I-155, I-688 or U.S. Immigration and
Naturalization letter granting asylum, etc.). International/Foreign Students (I-20
Visa holders) are not eligible for financial aid. For further information regarding
other eligible immigration status, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
- You must provide proof of a valid social security number if requested.
These are the general eligibility requirements. Depending on the financial aid program
or your unique circumstances, you may have other eligibility requirements that must
be met before receiving financial aid.
Undocumented students who qualify for AB540 status may qualify for certain state financial aid programs such as the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) and Cal Grant. Please visit
our Dream Act webpage for more information.