Special hours for December 2013
2013 Holiday Hours - December
NEW! Do you still owe enrollment fees?
Apply now for the
2013-2014 BOG fee waiver online!
NOTE: If you have already completed a 2013-2014 FAFSA application,
please DO NOT complete a BOG waiver online. Follow up with the
financial aid office or check the Zone for your current application
Do you have a question about how much financial aid you
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Chabot Financial Aid General Information Brochure
NEW! Information about the
California Dream Act
Coming Soon: Electronic BOG Fee Waiver Application -
Major Federal and State Regulatory Changes
As a result of recent legislative changes, you should be aware of
a number of new requirements for the federal student aid programs.
Some of the changes include:
- Students selected for verification must either use the IRS
Data Retrieval option from the FAFSA application, or submit IRS
Tax Transcripts for self/spouse and/or parents. (See processing
detail below.) We can no longer accept copies of 1040(a)(ez)
- Students are now limited to a maximum of six years (600%) of
full time Pell Grant* (see details in box below)
- Students must have a High School diploma or GED. Passing ATB
scores or 6 earned college semester units are NO LONGER allowed
to meet this requirement for students beginning an eligible program of
study after 7/1/13.
- Students will no longer have the interest on their
subsidized loans paid during the 6 month grace period before
repayment begins (for loans originated between 7/1/12 and
Most of these changes were effective with the 2012-2013- school
year (Fall 2012) or July 1, 2012. Please review changes in detail
all federal financial aid changes at the following link:
URGENT TO READ:
Eligibility Used (LEU)
now limited to a lifetime maximum Pell Grant of 12
semesters / six years or full time equivalent (600%)
at any community college, vocational school or four
Once you reach the 600% Pell LEU,
you will be ineligible for
any additional Pell Grants beginning in 2012-13
Beginning in mid-July
2012, you are able to log on
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) using
your FAFSA PIN
and view your LEU, found on the Financial Aid
What this means for you:
You must plan now
for your future, especially if you plan to transfer
to a four year college to pursue a Bachelors degree.
The six year limit is a LIFETIME limit.
This regulation is in effect even if you have had an
appeal approved for failure to meet academic
progress, it supersedes any prior offer of
aid/award, and the Department of Education allows
for no appeal or exception.
For examples of how Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU)
is calculated and for further detail please visit
the following site:
Enrollment will be frozen at the time of the 2nd major disbursement
each semester. Per federal regulation, no additional
disbursement will occur for units registered for after this date.
Note: 2nd disbursement amounts will be
adjusted for changes in enrollment
Late Start Classes:
Disbursement for late start classes will occur the next scheduled
disbursement following the start of class. A student must be
registered for those units prior to the scheduled 2nd disbursement.
Apply for Financial Aid Today!
2013-2014 School Year (Summer 2013 enrollment
fees only) (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014)
Online FAFSA available January 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014. Complete
your FAFSA by the March 2, 2013 priority deadline using 2012 Federal
Income Tax information.
2013-2014 Aid Processing
- 2013-2014 Verification forms
- Be prepared for 6-10 weeks for processing during our peak
time (Summer and early Fall)
- Deadline to submit verification for first Fall 2012
disbursement is 07/02/2013.
- Documents submitted after 7/02/2013 will be
processed by date received and eligible students may not receive
a disbursement until later in the semester.
- If you submit your 2013-2014 documents after
07/02/2013, you will need to
make alternate arrangements to purchase books
and complete the semester successfully.
To speed up 13-14 verification process, please make any needed
corrections to your FAFSA on www.
fafsa.ed.gov to student/spouse/parent income by pulling tax
information from IRS database. Check your student aid report for
best way to verify income is by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
that is part of FAFSA on the Web. If the student and/or
spouse/parent(s) have not already used the tool, go to FAFSA.gov,
log in to the student's FAFSA record, select "Make FAFSA
Corrections," and navigate to the Financial Information section of
the form. From there, follow the instructions to determine if the
student and/or spouse/parent(s) are eligible to use the IRS Data
Retrieval Tool to transfer 2011
tax information into the student's FAFSA. It
takes up to two weeks for IRS income information to be available for
the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
for electronic IRS tax return filers, and up to eight weeks for
paper IRS tax return filers.
If the student/spouse/parent is
unable or chooses not to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, a
2012 IRS tax return
(not a photocopy of
the income tax return) must be submitted.
To obtain an IRS tax return transcript, go to
www.IRS.gov and click on the "Order a Return or Account
Transcript" link, or call 1-800-908-9946. Make sure to request the "IRS
tax return transcript" (not the "IRS tax account transcript").
Student/spouse or student/parent(s) will each need a Social Security
Number, date of birth, and the address on file with the IRS
(normally this will be the address used when the 2012 IRS tax return
was filed). It takes
up to two weeks for IRS income information to be available for
electronic IRS tax return filers,
and up to eight weeks for paper IRS tax return filers. If the
student and/or parents are married, and separate 2012 tax returns
were filed, 2012 IRS tax return transcripts must be submitted for
- Check your Zone Account - Check your
Zone for unsatisfied requirements and financial aid file
updates! Check your ZoneMail for any email
announcements from the Financial Aid Office.
Click here to view Financial Aid
Calendar / Upcoming Office Closures
Friday, November 1st - Office closed
for off campus financial aid training.
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