Types of Financial Aid

To be considered for all Federal and/or State Financial Aid, students must apply each year using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or CA Dream Act application for AB 540 eligible students.

  • This program waives the enrollment fee for qualified California residents attending a California community college.
  • This 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.
  • We encourage each student to use the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application to apply for a fee waiver and be considered for other possible forms of aid. If you can only be considered for a Fee Waiver, apply for the California College Promise Grant online.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Students must successfully submit a FAFSA.
  • 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 only available to California residents who apply by March 2nd for the next school year.
  • High school or college GPA must be submitted to the California Student Aid Comission (CSAC) by March 2nd as well. (Most schools submit GPAs electronically by the 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, visit the Cal Grants website.
  • Students must successfully submit a FAFSA or CA Dream Act application.
  • The California Chafee Grant is free money for current or former foster youth to help pay for college or career or technical training. 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 subject to availability of funds each year. To learn more, read the Chafee Fact Sheet or Chafee's website.
  • Students must successfully submit a FAFSA or CA Dream Act application.

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  • The Financial Aid Office does not award student loans as part of the "award package" in our initial review for financial aid eligibility. Students who are interested in borrowing a federal student loan at Chabot College are required to submit a completed Direct Loan Application Form to the Chabot College Financial Aid Office.
  • There are two types of Direct Stafford Loans available at Chabot College: subsidized and unsubsidized.
  • 2019-2020 Academic Year Direct Loan Application Deadline Dates are: November, 15, 2019 (Fall), April 24, 2020 (Spring) July 1, 2020 (Summer)
  • Students must successfully submit a FAFSA.
  • FWS is a federally funded employment program that enables you to work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) on campus (or in rare cases, off campus).
  • The amount awarded is the maximum amount you can earn during the academic year; it does not guarantee job placement.
  • You must be enrolled at least half time (6 units) during the Fall/ Spring/ Summer to participate in the FWS program. If you drop below 6 units or withdraw from school, you must stop working immediately.
  • You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to be eligible.
  • Students must successfully submit a FAFSA.