Estimated Cost of Attendance Living With Parents Commuting From Home California Community College Rio Hondo College California State University (CSU) CSULB University of California (UC) UCLA California Independent College USC Fees/Tuition$1,170$6,738$12,685$43,722 Books and supplies$1,665$1,666$1,521$1,500 Room and board$4,401$4,400$4,422$4,500 Other$4,275$4,342$4,250$4,150 TOTAL$11,511$17,146$22,878$53,872
Estimated Total Cost of Attendance Living On Campus California State University (CSU) CSULB University of California (UC) UCLA California Independent College USC Fees/Tuition$6,738$12,685$43,722 Books and supplies$1,666$1,521$1,500 Room and board$11,300$14,208$12,440 Other$4,072$3,585$2,171 TOTAL$23,776$31,999$59,883
What is Financial Need? Cost of Attendance – Expected Family Contribution = Financial Need
EFC O Amount family can reasonably be expected to contribute O Two components O Parent contribution O Student contribution O Calculated using data from the FAFSA O Stays the same regardless of college
Estimated Total Cost of Attendance Living On Campus California State University (CSU) CSULB University of California (UC) UCLA California Independent College USC Cost of Attendance$23,776$31,999$59,883 EFC$500 Financial Need$23,276$31,499$59,383
Types of Financial Aid O Scholarships O Grants O Employment (Work Study) O Loans
Scholarships O Money that does not have to be paid back O Usually funded by private companies or foundations O Awarded on the basis of merit, skill, or unique characteristic O May or may not have income and/or GPA requirements
Grants O Money that does not have to be paid back O Usually awarded through federal or state government O Usually do have income and GPA requirements
Employment / Work Study O Allows students to earn money to help pay educational costs O Usually has income requirement O Benefits vs. Part Time Job Off Campus O Higher pay O Flexible schedule O On campus
Loans O Money students and parents borrow to help pay college expenses O Repayment usually begins after education is finished O No income or GPA requirements
What are some of the financial aid offers students are likely to receive?
Pell Grant O Awards up to $5,550 O For low income undergraduate students O Can be used at many schools throughout the USA O Awarded based on financial need O Apply using the FAFSA
Cal Grant O Cal Grant A O Pays state fees at UC & CSU O Awards up to $TBD for California Private Colleges O Cal Grant B O Pays state fees at UC & CSU O Awards up to $TBDfor California Private Colleges O Also awards additional living stipend($1,500) O Both have income and GPA requirements O Apply using the FAFSA and GPA Verification Form by March 2 nd
Cal Grant in reserve O Students can apply for a Cal Grant to be held in reserve while they attend a California community college O Grant is held for three years
Student Loans O Subsidized = government pays interest while you are in school O Unsubsidized = interest accrues O Both loans begin payback after graduation O Low interest rates & very flexible payback plans. O Beware of PRIVATE PERSONAL LOANS!
Parent Loans O Must pass credit check O May borrow up to total cost of attendance O Unsubsidized = interest accrues O Payback begins immediately O Low interest rates & very flexible payback plans. O Beware of PRIVATE PERSONAL LOANS!
How Aid is Packaged O Scholarships O Grants O Employment (Work Study) O Loans
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) O A standard form that collects demographic and financial information about the student and family O May be filed as early as January 1 st of senior year
Official FAFSA Website O http://www.fafsa.ed.gov http://www.fafsa.ed.gov O FAFSA-4Caster O FAFSA on the Web Worksheet: O Used as “pre-application” worksheet
Dependent or Independent? You must answer Yes to at least one question to be considered an Independent student.
Who is considered a parent? O Biological or adoptive parent(s) O In case of divorce or separation, provide information about the parent and/or stepparent the student lived with more in the last 12 months O Stepparent (regardless of any prenuptial agreements)
California Dream Act O Must be AB540 Eligible O Allows for students to apply for state funded aid including: O Cal Grant O Board of Governors Fee Waiver Grant O State University Grant (CSU) O Other Public Institution Awards
California Dream Application O DO NOT FILE A FAFSA O Complete California Dream Application at http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp O Same deadlines and filing rules apply O March 2 nd Cal Grant Deadline O Determine if Dependent or Independent Student O Deferred Action / DACA applicants should also file Dream Application