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  • Click here for important changes to next year's FAFSA.
  • There is a new financial aid grant available to Cal Grant B recipients that pays up to an additional $600 annually! You must be attending school full-time to receive these additional funds.  For more information click here.
  • Reminder-there are 2 Financial Aid disbursements per semester. You will not be awarded for waitlisted classes, only for classes you are currently registered in at the time of payment. Once waitlist courses are added, your awards may be adjusted.
  • Visit the Scholarship Binder Today!
  • California Dream Act - For more information about the types of financial aid Dream Act students can access, please visit
  • A new regulation states that undergraduate students may only receive federal financial aid funding for one repeat of a previously passed course. Read more on our Repeat Policy page >>
  • A new federal regulation passed that limits Pell entitlement to 12 full time semesters for your entire academic career. This regulation is retroactive to the first time you attended college and received a Pell grant. It does not include terms you did not receive a Pell grant.
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There are many ways to pay for college...

There are even options where someone else will foot the bill for you, through cash awards, grants and scholarships. Some programs are based on financial need, although certainly not all. It’s possible to receive scholarships for school on a competitive basis, with consideration given to academic promise, scholastic achievement and your student potential.

Financial aid can help you pay for mandatory college fees, textbooks, transportation, room and board and other educational expenses while attending Cabrillo. It would be well worth your time to explore what’s available and apply for appropriate programs. These include:

Also available is the Board of Governor's Enrollment Fee Waiver, which waives the unit enrollment fee for California residents at community colleges throughout the state.

Rest assured that the financial aid application process is completely confidential…and it’s free to apply. Learn how to apply and file a FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Aid) at today to find out what’s available to help you pay for tuition.


Be sure to calculate the cost of textbooks into your budget, as these required materials are one of the biggest expenses you’ll face at Cabrillo. The good news is there are several programs that can offer some relief if funds are short: a textbook rental program from the bookstore, textbooks on reserve at the library, the Borrow-A-Book program, and Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) or Fast Track to Work book vouchers.

Processing Timelines
  • Step 1: File a FAFSA at
  • Step 2:  FAFSA results are sent to student and school (1-3 weeks if...)
    Step 3:  Financial Aid Office enters data, awards BOG (if eligible), and...

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Contact Information
Aptos Campus
Phone: 831.479.6415
Fax: 831.479.5016
Location 6500 Soquel Drive #100
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Mon: 8am -5pm

Tue - Thu: 8am -5pm
Fri: 9am - 12pm


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Phone: 831.479.6415
Fax: 831.786.4716

318 Union Street,

Watsonville, CA 95076


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Fri: 9am - 12pm

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