Financial Aid Student Guide

This student guide is designed to help you understand what financial aid may be available to you and what you can do so that you may receive that financial aid. If this information does not answer your questions, our staff is available to assist you. Please call us at (619) 660-4201 or visit the Financial Aid Office in the One-Stop Student Services Center (Building A300) near the corner of Fury Lane and Rancho San Diego Parkway.

 

Financial Aid Process            

                  

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STEP 1:

Create an FSA ID at Federal Student Aid for yourself and one parent, if required, and complete the

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to enter Cuyamaca College’s federal school code on your FAFSA, when asked, in order for us to receive your FAFSA information. Our federal school code is 014435. First day to submit: October 1 every year. Or submit the submit your California Dream Act Online Application through the California Student Aid Commission

 

 

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STEP 2:

 

Your Student Aid Report (SAR) will be emailed or mailed to you by the office of Federal Student Aid approximately 2-3 days after your FAFSA is processed.  This SAR shows you all of the information you entered on your FAFSA.  Verify that the information is correct and Make Corrections, if necessary, by logging back in to your Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

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STEP 3:

It may take up to 10 business days for the Cuyamaca Financial Aid Office to receive your FAFSA information.    

                                                                              

If the information is correct on your SAR, the Financial Aid Office will send you a Document Request Letter via email or mail with a list of required documents to complete (ex. Independent/Dependent  Student Verification Worksheet, IRS Tax Transcript, etc.)       

                                            

You can also check your application status and print your required documents by logging onto WebAdvisor and clicking on the “Cuyamaca Financial Aid” link, then “Application Status and Awards.”  To access WebAdvisor go to Cuyamaca College Financial Aid Webpage and click “Check Your Status.”

 

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STEP 4:

Complete and submit all of the required documents, as soon as possible, to the Financial Aid Office in order to complete your financial aid file. 

 

You are also responsible for any other possible documents that may be required upon further review of the SAR.

 

Note:

Once your file is complete, please allow for processing time before receiving further notifications about your financial aid award.

 

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STEP 5:

A Financial Aid Advisor will evaluate your completed file to determine your financial aid eligibility.                                    

                   

If eligible for financial aid, you will be emailed or mailed a Financial Aid Award Letter showing the type(s) and amount(s) of financial aid you are eligible to receive.

 

You may also view this Award Letter on WebAdvisor via the “Cuyamaca Financial Aid” link, and then click “Application Status and Awards.”

 

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Related Resources

Financial Aid Workshops

Exit Counseling PDF

Annual Security Report

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