There are three basic steps used to determine the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive.
A student budget that includes standard fees and costs is assigned to all financial aid recipients. The budget is based on data provided by the California Student Aid Commission and the Chancellor's Office for California Community Colleges. You may also use the college Net Price Calculator to receive an estimate of how much students similar to you paid to attend Cabrillo College.
Standard student budgets are constructed recognizing the different costs for students living at home or living away from home. An additional $200/unit for enrollment fees is added to the budget for out-of-state students.
|At Home ($)||Away From Home ($)|
|Student Activity Card||20||20|
|Student Center Fee||10||10|
|Student Rep. Fee||2||2|
|Books & Supplies||1,746||1,746|
|Room & Board||4,950||12,051|
|*Enrollment fees are based on 14 units per semseter @ $46/per unit and are subject to change.|
If you have additional expenses such as childcare, elder care, disability related expenses (which are not paid by an outside funding agency), or uninsured medical or dental expenses, please let us know. Also, if you must purchase a computer, or supplies required for programs that are in excess of the standard budget allowance, you may request adjustments to your budget
Eligiblity is based on both your financial need and academic progress.
The Expected Family Contribution (EFC-located on the upper right hand corner of your SAR) is the amount of money you and your family are expected to contribute toward your educational costs. Your EFC is calculated based on the information you reported on your FAFSA. Your financial aid need is the difference between your student budget and your EFC. Funds are limited and often it is not possible to meet students' full financial aid need.
|Your Student Budget|
|—||Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)|
|=||Your Financial Aid Need|
To receive financial aid, you must maintain academic progress according to our Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy. Federal regulations require that academic progress be monitored for all periods of enrollment whether or not you have received financial aid. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA, meet the unit completion requirements for their enrollment status, and not reach the maximum time frame for their program. Financial aid funds will not be disbursed for students who do not maintain academic progress. Please read our Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy.
Awards are based on student eligibility, enrollment status, and application deadlines. Once your file has been reviewed and your eligibility has been determined, the Financial Aid Office will award you any grant and work-study funds you are eligible to receive. If you need to borrow student loan funds, you must complete the loan application process.
The Financial Aid Office recognizes that your circumstances can change. If you or your family's financial situation has changed, you are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office.
Any individual who fraudulently manipulates the financial aid programs or process for personal gain will be reported to the Department of Education.
Cases of suspected fraud, including knowingly misrepresenting family or financial application information, purposeful certification of false statements as true and correct, or intentional falsification or misrepresentation on, or alteration of documents used in the financial aid process that results in the receipt of aid, will be reported for possible collection of funds and/or prosecution.