Types of Financial Aid
To be considered for all Federal and State
Financial Aid, students must apply each year using
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
Board Of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOG)
- This program waives the enrollment
fee for qualified California residents attending a California community college.
- We encourage each student to use the FAFSA to apply for BOG and
be considered for possible other forms of aid. Undocumented
students apply using the Dream
Application. If you only
want to be considered for the BOG Fee Waiver, apply online
waiver is available if your financial need is considered low, moderate, or high.
- This is the most accessible of the programs that Chabot College offers.
Federal Pell Grants
- The Federal Pell Grant is free grant money that does
not have to be repaid. These grants are available to assist in meeting
- The amount of your Pell Grant is determined by the size of
your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the Cost of Attendance at Chabot College, your enrollment status (i.e.
half-time, three-quarter time, or full-time), and whether you attend for part or
all of the academic year.
- Federal Pell Grants are targeted to students with very high need. Even
if you do not qualify for a Pell Grant, you may be eligible for other forms
of financial aid.
- Students must successfully submit a FAFSA application online at www.fafsa.ed.gov to determine gift
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- This grant is
reserved for students with the greatest financial need.
- Unlike Federal Pell
Grants, FSEOG funding is limited. Chabot College receives a predetermined amount
of FSEOG funds for the school year. Once those funds are used up, no additional
awards can be made.
Cal Grant A, B, and C
- The two types of offered Cal Grants (B or C) relate to what type of
program you will be enrolled in at Chabot College. (Cal Grant
A is not available to students at a California Community College,
because it is specifically for tuition, and we do not charge tuition
for CA residents.)
- These grants are available to California residents
who apply by March 2nd for the next school year, and funding is limited.
- CA residents are considered for both the competitive and
entitlement Cal Grant by filing a FAFSA by 3/2 each year.
Undocumented students apply using the
Dream Application. High
school or college GPA must be submitted to CSAC by 3/2 as well.
(Most schools submit GPAs electronically by deadline, but it is
your responsibility to ensure that GPA is submitted on time.)
- If you missed the March 2nd filing deadline, you may still
qualify by meeting a September 2nd competitive Cal Grant deadline
for California Community College students only.
- To learn more about Cal Grant GPA calculation
click here or the website at www.calgrants.org
EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs
- EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services)
provides services to
California residents who have a high-need and whose educational and
socio-economic backgrounds might otherwise prevent them from successfully
attending and succeeding in college.
include grants, childcare payment, and other support services.
- A separate application to the EOPS office is required along with
completing the FAFSA. Please contact EOPS directly at (510)723-6909,
located in Building 700, 2nd Floor.
- The California Chafee Grant is free money for current or former foster
youth to help pay for college or career or technical training that you don't
have to pay back. You may also be able to use your grant to pay for child
care, transportation and rent while you're in school. The Chafee Grant is
federally and state funded and each year is subject to availability of
funds. To learn more, click here or visit www.chafee.csac.ca.gov