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    California State University Channel Islands
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Aid & Scholarships



Sage Hall, Enrollment Center, Room 1020
805-437-8530
Fax: 805-437-3636
financial.aid@csuci.edu
http://www.csuci.edu/financialaid 

The Financial Aid & Scholarships office assists students in obtaining financial aid resources to meet their educational costs. Students interested in applying for federal financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or a Dream Act Application at dream.csac.ca.gov.  A variety of financial aid resources are available to students, including grants, loans, federal work study, and scholarships. Students must complete and submit a FAFSA to be considered for federal and state grants and loans. Dream Act students interested in applying for state grants and private scholarships must submit a Dream Act Application. Please refer to the Financial Aid website. 

Federal & State Grants

Federal or state grant funds that do not have to be repaid:

  • Federal Pell Grants are awarded to eligible undergraduate students with financial need who are working on a first bachelor’s degree or students pursuing an initial teaching credential.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are awarded to undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need. Due to limited funding students must file by the priority deadline of each year to be considered and funds are subject to availability.
  • Cal Grants are state-funded grants awarded to California residents by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). Cal Grant awards pay the state fee portion of in-state resident fees and/or provide funds for additional educational expenses such as books and supplies. 
  • State University Grant (SUG) is a state-funded program that provides grants to assist students with state university fees. SUG is awarded to undergraduate students who are California residents and have financial aid eligibility. If you receive other grants designated to pay University fees, such as the Cal Grant, your SUG will be replaced by those grants. Due to limited funding students must file by the priority deadline of each year to be considered and must meet SUG eligibility requirements.
  • Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) provides undergraduate students with family incomes up to $150,000 a scholarship to attend the California State University (CSU). The MSC may be up to 40% of the mandatory system wide tuition and fees. 
  • Please note: Students who are eligible under AB540 (AB130 & AB131 Dream Act) guidelines may qualify for Cal Grant and/or other state-funded or privately funded awards. AB540 eligible students must submit a Dream Act Application each year by the priority filing deadline to be considered. 

Federal Direct Loans

Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans are federal student loans for eligible students to help cover the cost of higher education at a four-year college or university, community college, or trade, career, or technical school. The U.S. Department of Education offers eligible students at participating schools Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized Loans.

Direct Loan - A federal student loan, made through the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program, for which eligible students and parents borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education at participating schools. Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans and Direct Consolidation Loans are different types of Direct Loans.

PLUS Loans are federal loans that graduate or professional degree students and parents of dependent undergraduate students can use to help pay educational expenses. The U.S. Department of Education makes Direct PLUS Loans to eligible borrowers through schools participating in the Direct Loan Program.

Direct Plus Loan - A loan made by the U.S. Department of Education to graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students for which the borrower is fully responsible for paying the interest regardless of the loan status.

 

Federal Student Aid Policy

Financial Aid for Federal Student Aid Policies   

Scholarships

The University, in participation with the community, has an endowment, as well as annual donations, that provide scholarships based on academic excellence, financial need and community service. This annual scholarship opportunity takes place each spring and applications are open to both new and continuing students. Students may complete a scholarship application, which is found on the Financial Aid website.

Scholarships for 2016-2017

Abou-Samra Family Scholarship

Awarded to a nursing student. Must demonstrate financial need.

Airborne Technologies Scholarship Endowment Fund

Awarded to any deserving students. A 3.0 minimum GPA is required and financial need may be considered.

Altrusa International Foundation of San Buenaventura, Inc. Scholarship in Honor of Lila Atkisson

Awarded to junior or senior standing in the ADN-BSN Track II (14 month) program. Must be a Ventura County resident with calculated financial need. Scholarship designated for tuition and mandatory fees only. Minimum GPA of 3.0 required.

Altrusa International Foundation of San Buenaventura, Inc. Scholarship in Memory of Dale Ballinger

Awarded to junior or senior standing in the RN-BSN Track II (22 month) program. Must be a Ventura County resident with calculated financial need. Scholarship designated for tuition and mandatory fees only. Minimum GPA of 3.0 required.

Alumni & Friends Association Endowed Student Scholarship

The scholarship will be merit-based. The scholarship will be awarded to one undergraduate junior or senior and one graduate level student that best meets the criteria set forth here.  The student must be a full-time student in accordance to CSU Channel Islands policy. Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher required.  The student must have demonstrated community involvement through civic engagement.

American Association of University Women Camarillo Branch Scholarship

Awarded to Single parent residing in Ventura County attending CSU Channel Islands.  Must be an upper division transfer or re-entry student. Minimum GPA of 3.0 required. Financial need is considered.

Art Fund

Awarded to art students with a senior standing. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and proof of financial need. Applicants will need to provide a portfolio or DVD and an artist statement explaining their work.

Barbara Brooks Scholarship

Awarded to an art student. Must show financial need. Must have a 3.25 GPA or higher.

Barbara Meister Teaching Scholarship

Awarded to a student planning to pursue a teaching career.  Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Barbara Stirzel Camarillo Women’s Club Scholarship

Awarded to a Camarillo resident who is a U.S. Citizen.  Must be a full time student.

Bernard & Barbara Bobitch Scholarship Fund in the Health Sciences

Awarded to incoming freshmen students who have declared to study in the health related fields (biology, chemistry, health sciences or nursing) that enable them to prepare for careers in a health profession. Students must be legal citizens of the U.S. with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from high school. Students must state why scholarship is needed and why chosen field was selected. This scholarship is renewable up to four years.

Bracero Scholarship

Both entering and continuing undergraduate students, taking at least 6 units with a 2.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need. AB540 eligible.  Two letters of recommendation plus a 500 word essay describing familial connection to the Bracero Program. 

Business & Technology Partnership Scholarship

Awarded to students who are a junior or senior transfer student from any California Community College with at least 60 semester or 90 quarter units; majoring in Science or Business (this would include Applied Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Science & Resource Management, Health Science, Mathematics, Nursing); with a verifiable GPA of 3.5.  Not limited to students with calculated financial need and scholarship is designated for all educational related fees. Requires two letters of recommendation, preferably one academic and one professional, and a personal essay on how this scholarship will help with future goals.   .

California Resources Corporation, President’s Scholar

Awarded to an incoming first-time freshman.  Resident of California with a 3.75 GPA (as calculated for CSU admission). Minimum score of 1200 on SAT-1 (combined critical reading and math portions of the exam) or comp score of 26 on the ACT tests.  Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), OR, Dream Act Application.  All transcripts, test scores, and two recommendation letters must be submitted at the time of application to be considered.  The scholarship may be renewed up to four years if all requirements are met. Only one scholarship application is required.

California Strawberry Festival Corporation Scholarship Fund

Student must be a resident of Ventura County for at least one year. Student or student’s parent must be employed in the strawberry industry for at least one season. High school or community college minimum GPA must be 3.0. Financial need must be demonstrated on the University’s financial aid application. Student’s demonstration of initiative in community service or academic achievement will be taken into account. Scholarship is renewable as follows: up to four years for freshman; two years for transfer students and two years for graduate students.

Carolyn and Harry Lundgren / Angel Scholarship

Awarded to any deserving students. Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and financial need may be considered.

Citizens for Youth in Ventura County Endowed Scholarship Fund

Awardee must be a resident of the City of Camarillo. Awarded to a Ventura County high school graduate with a minimum GPA of 2.0 from high school or a community college. Voluntary school or community service and financial need will be considered. It is renewable for up to four years for a freshman, two years for a community college transferee or two years for a graduate student.

City of Camarillo Endowed Scholarship Fund

Awarded to a student from Camarillo. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Financial need may be considered.

Daviene Warshawsky Memorial Scholarship - Altrusa International Inc. of Oxnard

Awarded to an applicant interested in a Business degree.  Applicant must be currently enrolled at CI as a full-time student (12 units), with a minimum GPA of 2.9.  Applicant must demonstrate financial need.  Applicant must be re-entering the workforce, head of household and/or a parent with dependent children. 

Delta Kappa Gamma Society Scholarship

Awarded to a student earning a teaching credential with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Student must be in the teaching credential preparation program immediately prior to entering student teaching.

Dennis and Joan Gaiser Business Scholarship

Awarded to any entering or continuing, full-time, undergraduate Business major with a 3.0 GPA.  Not limited to students with calculated financial need.

Dennis and Joan Gaiser President’s Scholar - Business Scholarship

Incoming first-time freshman, resident of California with a 3.75 GPA (as calculated for CSU admission).  Full-time, Business major.  Minimum score of 1200 on the SAT-1 (combined critical reading and math portions of the exam) or comp score of 26 on the ACT tests.  Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), OR, Dream Act Application, all transcripts, test scores, and two recommendation letters must be submitted at the time of application to be considered. 

Dorothy L. Huston Endowed Nursing & Related Professionals Scholarship Fund

Students studying in direct patient care, preferably nursing. Scholarship is renewable (up to four years for freshman or two years for a community college transfer or graduate student).  High school or transfer minimum GPA is 3.0.  Student must maintain a 3.0 GPA in CSUCI coursework to be renewable.  Applicants must state why scholarship is needed and why they have chosen a specific field.

Dr. & Mrs. John Peter Pearson Nursing Scholarship

Either nursing student in their junior or senior year or in a fast track Associate Degree in Nursing to BSN or other continuation program except the Santa Barbara programs. If a student maintains a 3.0 average, they should get the scholarship the following year also.

East Ventura County Employer Advisory Council Scholarship

Awardee must be working in the Human Resources field, have completed the CI scholarship application, and write a 500 word essay on “why do I believe I am a world-class HR professional.”  Applicant must be a member or employee of a member of the East Ventura County Employer Advisory Council (EVCEAC) to be eligible for this scholarship.

Edward and Eileen Gaiser Scholarship Fund

Incoming freshman, resident of CA with 3.75 GPA and minimum score of 1200 on the SAT-I (combined critical reading and math portions of the exam) or 26 on the ACT tests, all transcripts, test scores and two letters of recommendation letters must be submitted at time of application to be considered, scholarship is renewable.

Eugene D. and Nancy S. Sweetland Fellowship

Acceptance to a study abroad program lasting one academic year and/or summer travel; an overall GPA of 3.0; economic need as defined by recipient of financial aid.                                                                              

Geri and Fred Gretan Scholarship

Awarded to a student accepted into the nursing program with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Gordon Ross Medical Scholarship

Awarded to a student accepted into the nursing program at CI. 

Hammer Family Trust Scholarship

Awarded to a student pursing an engineering, math or teaching career. 

Harry O. & Vivian K. Bostwick Endowed Scholarship

Any deserving entering or transfer student; Full-time; 3.0 GPA; calculated financial need.

Jack and Jeanne Cramer Scholarship

Awarded to a first time freshman or sophomore residing in California.  Must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

James C. Basile Scholarship

Preference will be given to students who graduated from public or private high schools within the boundaries of the cities of Simi Valley or Moorpark, Ventura County, California.  At least one-half of the annual scholarship shall be awarded to such students who have had one or both parents (natural or adoptive) killed or disabled while actively engaged in law enforcement service or while actively engaged in public service as a fire fighter; or visually impaired or otherwise disabled, to the extent there are such applicants.  The scholarship shall be given in amounts that maximize the number of student recipients at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. 

Jensen-Frazeur Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to a nursing student with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

John L. Notter Scholarship

Student must provide financial need; minimum GPA 3.0; must be taking minimum of 9 semester units or more; California Resident; AB540 students may apply; open to both graduate and undergraduate students.  Westlake Village Inn employees and/or children of employees will have priority in the scholarship review process.

Judith Frisch Scholarship

Awarded to a student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is the first in his/her family to attend college.

Julie Kissel Divekar Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a nursing student. Must demonstrate financial need.

Margaret & Lee Wrinkle Endowed Scholarship

Any deserving entering or transfer student; Full-time; 3.0 GPA; calculated financial need.

Margaret E. Garlock Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for students declaring nursing as intended major or students accepted into the CSUCI Nursing Program. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Students must come from the communities of Oxnard, Camarillo, Port Hueneme, Ventura and surrounding areas.

Marie Wesely Nursing Scholarship Fund

Junior, Senior or Graduate nursing students; 3.5 GPA; full-time student; U.S. Citizen; calculated financial need.

Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economics Scholarship

Must be a junior or senior transfer student from any California Community College with at least 60 semester or 90 quarter units; majoring in Business or Economics; with a GPA of 3.5.  Not limited to students with calculated financial need and scholarship is designated for all educational related fees. Requires two letters of recommendation, preferably one academic and one professional, and a personal essay on how this scholarship will help with future goals.  

Mildred Honeyman Hartang & Beatriz Nuñez Sanesteban Memorial International Scholarship

Acceptance to a study abroad program lasting one academic year (CSU IP, year-long bilateral exchanges or equivalent); an overall GPA of 3.0; economic need as defined by recipient of financial aid. Application will include at least two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a CI faculty member; documentation of financial aid status; documentation of student’s GPA; letter from the student to the review committee.

Nursing Scholarship in Honor of Anna Mae “Tillie” Newton

Awarded to a student accepted into the nursing program at CI.  2.5 minimum GPA with financial need.

Oxnard Ambassadors Scholarship Fund in Memory of Robert C. McMillan

Student must be an Oxnard resident for at least one year. High school or transfer minimum GPA is 3.0. Student must be a business major. Student must have financial need as demonstrated on the University’s financial aid application. Student demonstration of individual initiative in community service or academic achievement will be taken into account. Scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

Pleasant Valley Educators Association (PVEA) Scholarship

Full-time, continuing Liberal Arts and Teaching Credential student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.

President’s Scholars Program

Established by a generous gift from the Pierre Claeyssens family, this program provides scholarships to entering freshman students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. Applicants must be residents of California and have a 3.75 high school GPA and a minimum score of 1200 on the SAT exam or 26 on the ACT exam. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

Ralph and Lucie Contreraz Memorial Scholarship

Any undergraduate student who is an Art, Communication or Engineering major with a 3.0 GPA. Not limited to students with calculated financial need.  May also be awarded based on merit.  Scholarship is designated for all educational related fees.

Robert B. Wismann Memorial Scholarship - Altrusa International Inc. of Oxnard

Awarded to an applicant interested in a Teaching/Educational oriented career.  Applicant must be currently enrolled at CI as a full-time student, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 and taking classes to achieve these goals.  Applicant must be returning to CI next semester and demonstrate financial need.  Applicant should be training or studying for full-time employment, re-entering the workforce, be a head of household, a single parent with dependent children or a single person. 

Roberta Ross Memorial Scholarship - Altrusa International Inc. of Oxnard

Awarded to an applicant interested in an Accounting or Business career.  Applicant must be currently enrolled at CI as a full-time student (12 units), with a minimum GPA of 2.9.  Applicant must demonstrate financial need.  Applicant must be re-entering the workforce, head of household, and a single parent with dependent children.

Rosenkrantz Family Scholarship

Entering and continuing full-time student (12 units Undergraduate/8 units Graduate) with family ties to the agricultural community (field work) a 3.0 GPA and calculated financial need.  Must be first in family to attend a university.

Smalstyte Memorial Scholarship

Minimum GPA 2.5; financial need must be demonstrated; given to students from/descended from Lithuania.  Scholarship not to be awarded if they are not descendants and/or from Lithuania.

Sonja M. Corwin Memorial Scholarship

Sophomore, Junior or Senior Education or Spanish major or Teaching Credential student who is an English as a second language or English language learner.  Minimum 3.0 GPA and calculated financial need.  Scholarship may be applied to tuition and mandatory fees.

The Harper Family Trust

Merit and need; STEM major; transfer from Moorpark College; minimum GPA 3.0. 

The Lois and Bill Allmen Memorial Scholarship established by the Oxnard Gem and Mineral Society

Awarded to any student studying an earth science including, but not limited to, Environmental Science and Resource Management.  3.0 GPA required.  Regardless of the student’s present major, the student may qualify if going on to graduate school to study the earth sciences.  This information must be declared in advance of applying for this scholarship.

The M Family Scholarship

Awarded to a student with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Maintain classification as a full-time student.  Demonstrate financial need and must be the first in their family to attend college.

The Mary Darakjy Scholarship Fund

Any U.S. Citizen who is a full-time student with a 3.0 GPA and calculated financial need.

The Mosher Foundation Scholarships for Early Childhood Studies

Students enrolled in the Southern Santa Barbara CI Early Childhood Studies Program. 

The Osher Scholarship Endowment for California Community College Transfer Students

Transferring or have transferred from California Community College with at least 60 semester or 90 quarter units and are entering or entered CSU Channel Islands at the Junior level or above; demonstrate financial need; show academic promise and commitment to obtaining a baccalaureate degree; preference should be given to newly matriculating students and returning Osher Scholars.  Students who meet the criteria above but fall outside of the preferred groups may be considered as well.  Scholarship recipients may be enrolled either full- or part-time; scholarship funds must be applied exclusively to tuition and mandatory fees (cannot be used for books, housing, transportation, child care services or other costs); not intended for students who already possess a baccalaureate degree, graduate students, students exclusively enrolled in online courses or international students who are visiting the U.S. with intentions of leaving the country after graduation.

The Poe Family Scholarship Fund

Awarded to students studying in health related fields (biology, chemistry, and related fields).   Must be U.S. Citizen; health science degree preferred; High School transfer GPA 3.0.  Students must state why scholarship is needed and why chosen field was selected.

The Scott Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Preference given to students with demonstrated financial need; High School or Community College GPA 3.0; must complete the FAFSA; demonstration of individual initiative in community service or academic achievement will be taken into account; scholarship is renewable each year, up to four years for a freshman, 2 years for a transfer students and two years for a graduate student.       

The Yardi Foundation Scholarship

First generation college student from Santa Barbara County with calculated financial need.

Tiplady Burgess Endowed Scholarship for Educational Opportunity Program Students

EOP students are to be chosen by the University Scholarship Committee based on a minimum GPA of 3.0, major in appropriate program and financial need. Award amount can vary based upon need. These scholarships will be renewable for up to four years. 

Tiplady Burgess Endowed Scholarship for Nursing

Students are to be chosen by the University Scholarship Committee based on a minimum GPA of 3.0, major in appropriate program and financial need. Award amount can vary based upon need. These scholarships will be renewable for up to four years. 

West Coast Ear, Nose & Throat Nursing Endowment

Awarded to students accepted into the nursing program at CI.  Minimum 3.0 GPA with demonstrated financial need.