There are many ways you can qualify for financial aid for your tuition, books, and living expenses. These options can be need-based or non-need-based.
The most common types of financial aid are:
|Grants||Government provided aid for eligible students. Does not need to be repaid.|
|Loans||Government provided aid for eligible students. Must be repaid after a set time.|
|Scholarships||Government or privately provided aid for eligible students based on academic or other achievement. Does not need to be repaid.|
|Waivers||Enrollment fees can be waived for eligible students.|
|Work-study||There are part time jobs available on campus for eligible students.|
General eligibility for financial aid:
The Board of Governors Fee Waiver covers the cost of your tuition fees.
The Pell Grant is awarded to students based on financial need only.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is for students who are also eligible for the Pell Grant and are in need of additional aid.
Several types of Cal Grants are available based on need and achievement.
The Full-time Student Success Grant is available to Cal Grant B recipients that are enrolled full-time.
The Chafee Grant is given to current and former foster youth.
Many scholarships are available for all students based on academics or other personal achievements.
Student loans are available to most students and have low interest rates.
There are jobs available on campus for eligible students.
Office location: SSC building, first floor
Pleasant Hill campus map
September 5, 2017 - December 20, 2017
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Drop-in hours(for document submission and detailed information, photo ID required)
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Pleasant Hill lab hours
Monday/Thursday/Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuesday/Wednesday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Learn more about the financial aid computer lab
Admissions and Records, San Ramon campus mapDrop-in hours (for document submission and detailed information, photo ID required)
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Break times: 15 minutes at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.