Major Financial Aid Programs

GRANTS - Need-based financial aid that does not have to be repaid
PROGRAM WHO CAN APPLY ANNUAL AWARDS UP TO... FILING DEADLINE FORMS REQUIRED
Cal Grant A California Community College Students Tuition at University on reserve until transfer March 2 and Sept. 2 FAFSA, verified GPA Dream Act Application
Cal Grant B Access Undergraduates $1,672 March 2 and Sept. 2 FAFSA, verified GPA Dream Act Application
Cal Grant B Tuition Bachelors of Science Respiratory Care Varies based on cost of upper division March 2 FAFSA, verified GPA Dream Act Application
Cal Grant C Technical and Career Education Students $1094 March 2 FAFSA, SEP Dream Act Application
California College Promise Grant (CCPG)* California Community College Students Waives “per unit” registration fee Limits parking fee to $30 per semester Applications accepted
throughout the year
FAFSA or CCPG Application on WebSMART Dream Act Application
CCPG for Bachelor of Science Respiratory Care* All Students accepted into B.S. Respiratory Care Program CCPG will pay $46 per unit. Student pays $84 per unit Contact the Financial Aid Office FAFSA or Dream Act Application
Chafee Grant Current and Former Foster Youth $5,000 Go to www.csac.ca.gov FAFSA and Application Form
Federal Pell Grant Undergraduates $650-$6,095 End of term or by end of school year FAFSA
Federal Supplemental Grant Undergraduates $100-$800 May 2 priority FAFSA
Special Fee Waivers* (See CCPG form) Surviving Dependents of: Law Enforcement Personnel, Firefighters, VA, National Guard, Congressional Medal of Honor, Victim of 9/11 Waives $46 per unit registration fee Contact the Financial Aid Office Submit documentation to the Financial Aid Office
Student Success Completion Grant California Community College Students $1,298 - $4,000 Annual Award (Awards vary based on enrollment units per term) March 2 FAFSA, Dream Act Application, Student Educational Plan, Cal Grant Eligible.
LOANS - Money borrowed for college costs that must be repaid, with interest
PROGRAM WHO CAN APPLY ANNUAL AWARDS UP TO... FILING DEADLINE FORMS REQUIRED
Direct Subsidized Loan Undergraduate $3,500 – $4,500 Contact the Financial Aid Office Direct Loan Request Form, Transcript, and SEP
Direct Subsidized Loan for B.S. Respiratory Care Bachelor of Science Respiratory Care Students $5,500 Contact the Financial Aid Office Direct Loan Request Form, Transcript, and SEP
Direct Unsubsidized Loan Undergraduate/ Graduate Students $6,000 Contact the Financial Aid Office Direct Loan Request Form, Transcript, and SEP
Direct Unsubsidized Loan for B.S. Respiratory Care Bachelor of Science Respiratory Care Students $7,000 Contact the Financial Aid Office Direct Loan Request Form, Transcript, and SEP
Direct Plus Loan Parents of Dependent Undergraduate Students Variable Contact the Financial Aid Office Direct Loan Request Form, Transcript, and SEP
WORK STUDY - Money for college earned by student
PROGRAM WHO CAN APPLY ANNUAL AWARDS UP TO... FILING DEADLINE FORMS REQUIRED
Federal Work-Study Student Assistant Undergraduate and Graduate Students Up to $6,000 Contact the Financial Aid Office FAFSA
CalWorks Work Study CalWORKS Student Variable Contact the EOPS Office Contact the EOPS Office
SPECIAL PROGRAMS - Funding that does not have to be repaid
PROGRAM WHO CAN APPLY ANNUAL AWARDS UP TO... FILING DEADLINE FORMS REQUIRED
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) California Community College Students $900 Contact the EOPS Office FAFSA or Dream Act Application, CCPG Application
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE California Community College Students Variable Contact the EOPS Office Contact the EOPS Office
College Scholarships Skyline College Students, Transfer Students and Incoming High School Students $100-$2,000 See website: www.skylinecollege.edu/financialaid/scholarships.php Scholarship Application • Letter of Recommendation • Personal Statement • Unofficial Transcript

*NEW NAME CHANGE: California College Promise Grant Program (CCPG) formerly known as Board of Governors Fee Waiver

In support of AB1741: California College Promise Innovation Grant Program, the Online BOG Fee Waiver Application is changing its name to the California College Promise Grant Application (CCPG) (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver Application).

LOSS OF CCPG:

Recent eligibility regulations went in to effect as of the fall 2016 semester requiring all California Community College students to meet minimum academic and progress standards to receive and maintain eligibility for the CCPG (SB 1456 Student Success Act of 2012).

Students must:

  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (Academic Standard)
  2. Successfully complete more than 50% of all units attempted (Progress Standard)

Students placed on academic and/or progress probation for two consecutive primary terms (fall or spring semester) will lose eligibility for the CCPG. Please see http://smccd.edu/faprobation.. Students are encouraged to utilize the numerous support services on campus to help them regain good academic standing.

Part-time or full-time students may qualify for the CCPG as explained below. Arrangements for assistance should be made prior to registration to avoid being dropped for non-payment. The application is available on-line through WebSMART and paper applications for the current year under Financial Aid Forms at www.skylinecollege.edu/forms/ financial.php..


NEW: CCPG-Homeless Youth

As of January 1, 2017, AB 801, the Success of Homeless Youth Act, adds "homeless youth" as an eligible group of students for a few waiver. A "homeless youth" under this section is a student under 25 years of age, who has been verified at any time during the 24 months immediately preceding their application for admission as a homeless youth, as defined in the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

A student who is verified as a homeless youth as defined above will retain that status for up to six years or age of 25. For more information and assistance, homeless youth should contact the Financial Aid Office or SparkPoint.