Q: What is the
Title IV School Code for Cuyamaca College?
Here are Title IV school codes for some local colleges:
- Cuyamaca College - 014435
- Grossmont College - 001208
IMPORTANT: for each college you list on your FAFSA, you
must specify your housing plans by selecting the appropriate
("on-campus", "off-campus" or "with parents".)
This information will affect your eligibility and the
amount of your award.
Q: I have a job and live away from my parents. Am I considered
Being on your own does NOT make you
independent for financial aid purposes.
To be considered independent, you have to meet AT LEAST
ONE of the following requirements:
- be at least 24 years old;
- be legally married;
- be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces;
- active duty military
- be an orphan (both parents dead) a ward of court, or you
were a ward of the court at age 18;
- have legal dependents other than a spouse;
- be a postgraduate student (beyond a bachelors
Under some extreme circumstances (unknown
whereabouts of both parents, abusive situation, etc.) you may apply for
an Independent Status Appeal. Please contact the Financial Aid
Office if you believe you may qualify under this exception. Documentation of your situation will be required.
Q: Where do I call to find out
if my FAFSA was received and processed?
A: Call (800) 433-3243 to:
- find out if corrections have been processed;
- order a copy of your Student Aid Report;
- add a new college to your Student Aid Report.
For general information on Federal Student Aid
programs, call (800) 433-3243.
Q: How can I
apply for the work study program?
A: To apply for the work study program, you must:
- Complete the FAFSA and turn in all the required documents as early as possible.
- Enroll in 12 or more units (per semester.)
There is NO separate application for the work study
Work study awards can be given as part of either Federal
Aid or State Aid.
You can find more information about the work study
program in the
Student Guide to Financial Aid.
If you are not awarded either Federal or State work
study, there are two more ways to find a job on campus:
Job Placement Center - phone 660-4436;
(if you are currently receiving CalWORKs/TANF
(formerly known as AFDC))
Both of these offices are located in the Cuyamaca College Student
Services Center- A Building.
Q: I am currently divorced
from my spouse. Our last income taxes were filed jointly. Should I still report my
spouse's income on my FAFSA?
A: No. If you are currently separated or divorced include
Q: I am a single
parent. Is there any additional assistance available for me?
Yes. If you are a single parent with at least one child under age
may qualify for additional assistance from:
(Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education) - for full-time students currently
receiving CalWORKs/TANF (formerly known as AFDC). For this program, you must be a California
resident and have completed less than 70 college units. To apply, please come to the
EOPS/CARE Office (Room A-300.) For more information, call 660 - 4204 or 660 -
Q: How do I transfer my financial aid from one college to another?
A: To add another college to your FAFSA application, you should:
- Call the Federal Processing Center at (800) 433-3243.
During the phone call, you will be asked
to provide your 4-digit
PIN/ or DRN number printed upper right corner of your Student Aid Report.
This is usually the fastest way to add another college.
- Contact the financial aid office of the college you are
transferring to, and submit all the
Cancel any outstanding financial award at your previous
school (for any given semester, a student
may be awarded from only one college.)
Q: I have a
student loan. What should I do to fix this problem?
A: You need to call (800)
621-3115 to arrange repayment.
After youve made satisfactory repayment arrangements, you may
regain eligibility for Federal Financial Aid.
arrangements may include:
- repaying the loan in full;
- making three (3) consecutive, on-time monthly payments and
then applying for loan consolidation; or
- making six (6) consecutive, on-time monthly payments.
You also may be able to receive a deferment on your
loans. For more information, contact: the Financial Aid Office
Q: Where should I call to ask questions about my Cal Grant?
A: You can call the California Student Aid Commission at (888)
Written requests can be sent to:
P.O. Box 419026
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9026
For more information, you can also visit their websites
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