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    California State University Channel Islands
   
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 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 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.

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 2017-18

AAUW-Norma Maidel Scholarship


Awarded to a Junior or Senior student in college majoring in political science and/or majoring in education. Minimum GPA of 3.0. Student must maintain full time status.

Abou-Samra Family Scholarship

Awarded to a nursing student. Must demonstrate financial need.

Airborne Technologies Annual Scholarship

Awarded to any deserving students.

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

Awarded to a Junior or Senior student enrolled in the ADN-BSN Track II 14 mo. Nursing Program who is a resident of Ventura County with a 3.0 GPA and calculated financial need.

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

Awarded to a Junior or Senior student enrolled in the RN-BSN Track II 22 mo. Nursing Program who is a resident of Ventura County with a 3.0 GPA and calculated financial need.

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. 

Art Fund Scholarship

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 Major Student in the art department at CI. Must show financial need. Must have a 3.25 GPA. Committee review of: a portfolio for a studio art major, physical portfolio for a painting, drawing, graphic design, ceramics, photography or sculpture student, a reel submitted on DVD for media based students, a major paper on a subject in their field of interest for a history art student. An artist statement explaining their work would also have to be included with the “portfolio.”

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 students in Biology, Chemistry or related fields 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 or community college.

Bracero Scholarship

Awarded to students who have familial connections to the Bracero Program.

Business & Technology Partnership Scholarship

Awarded to students with Business, Math, or science career majors. Must be community college transfers or CI juniors or seniors.

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 an Undergraduate student. Must be enrolled full-time for the award year. Resident of California with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Citizens for Youth in Ventura County Endowed Scholarship Fund

Awarded to a Ventura County high school or community college graduate. Voluntary school or community service and financial need will be considered. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years for a freshman or two years for a community college transferee.

City of Camarillo Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a student from Camarillo. Financial need may be considered.

CSU Channel Islands Alumni & Friends Association Scholarship

Awarded to one Junior or Senior or Graduate student who has demonstrated community involvement through civic engagement. This scholarship is merit-based and requires a 3.0 GPA or higher.

County Schools Federal Credit Union Scholarship.

Awarded to any deserving entering or transferring, full-time students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Limited to students with calculatedfinancial need.

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 admitted in the Teaching Credential Program

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.

Dorothy L. Huston Endowed Nursing & Related Professionals Scholarship Fund

Awarded to students studying in direct patient care, preferably Nursing. High School or transfer GPA of 3.0 required. Scholarship is renewable for up to four years for freshmen or two years for transfer students.

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

Awarded to an incoming freshman, resident of California 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. This scholarship is renewable.                                                                        

General Scholarships

Awarded to any deserving students.

Geri and Fred Gretan Scholarship

Awarded to a student accepted into the Nursing Program.

Gordon Ross Medical Scholarship

Awarded to a qualifying Nursing student.

Hammer Family Trust Scholarship

Awarded to a student with an Engineering, Math or teaching career major.

Harper Family Trust Scholarship

Awarded to a student on merit and need majoring in STEM transferring from Moorpark College with a minimum 3.0GPA.

Harry O. & Vivian K. Bostwick Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to students with a 3.0 minimum GPA.

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

Awarded to students who graduated from public or private high schools within the boundaries of the cities of Simi Valley or Moorpark. Preference will be given to students who have had a parent pass away or become disabled while actively engaged in law enforcement service or while actively engaged in public service as a fire fighter. Financial need and academic potential will be considered. Minimum GPA is 3.0.

Jensen-Frazeur Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to a student accepted into the Nursing Program.

John L. Notter Scholarship

Awarded to a qualifying students. Must demonstrate financial need. Priority will be given to Westlake Village Inn employees and /or children of employees.

Dr. and Mrs. John Peter Pearson Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to a Junior standing Nursing student in Ventura County with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarship is renewable for up to two years. Not available in the Santa Barbara program.

Judith Frisch Scholarship

Awarded to a student who is the first in their family to attend college.

Julie Kissel Divekar Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a nursing student. Must demonstrate financial need.

Margaret E. Garlock Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to students declaring Nursing as an intended major or students accepted into theNursing Program. Must come from the communities of Oxnard, Camarillo, Port Hueneme, Ventura and the surrounding areas.

Margaret & Lee Wrinkle Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to a qualifying Nursing student.

Marie Wesely Nursing Scholarship

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

Mildred Hartung & Beatriz Nunez International Scholarship

Awarded to a student wanting to travel abroad. Must demonstrate financial need.

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

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

Awarded to continuing Liberal Arts and Teaching Credential students 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-I (combined critical reading and math portions of the exam) or 26 on the ACT exam. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years.

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

To be awarded to an applicant interested in a teaching/educational oriented career. Applicant must be currently enrolled at CI as a full-time student (12 units) with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant must demonstrate financial need. Applicant must be re-entering the workforce, head of household, and a single parent with dependent children.

Roberta Ross Memorial Scholarship - Altrusa International Inc. of Oxnard

To be awarded to an applicant interested in accounting or a 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.

The Daniel Lee Memorial Scholarship for International Engagement

Awarded to any continuing, full-time, undergraduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and calculated financial need.

The Lilian & Edward Hawthorne Scholarship

Awarded to any deserving Engineering student.

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

Awarded to an Earth Science career major, but not limited to, Environmental Science and Resource Management.

The Lucie & Ralph Contreraz Scholarship

Awarded to a student who is an Art, Communications, or Engineering major with a 3.0 GPA. Not limited to financial need and may be merit based.

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 Osher Scholarship Endowment for California Community College Transfer Students

Awarded to students transferring or having transferred from a CA Community College with at least 60 semester or 90 quarter units entering CI at the Junior level or above. Must demonstrate financial need. Preference given to newly admitted students to CI. Recipients may be full or part-time students.

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 Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation Nursing Scholarship Fund for Continuing Students

Students enrolled full-time, in satisfactory standing, continuing in the CI Nursing Program at Cottage Health in Santa Barbara and beginning his/her fourth semester of the program in January. Student must achieve a minimum 3.0 GPA; maintain classification as a full-time student (9+ units for Nursing students); intend to remain enrolled in program for 2017/2018 academic year. Student must access the Cottage Hospital Education Loan, with a minimum $5,000 loan.

The Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation Nursing Scholarship Fund for New Students

Awarded to students enrolled full-time and in satisfactory standing in the CI Nursing Program at Cottage Health in Santa Barbara and beginning his/her first semester of the program in January. Student must achieve a minimum 3.0 GPA; maintain classification as a full-time student (9+ units for Nursing students); intend to remain enrolled in program for 2017/2018 academic year. Student must access the Cottage Hospital Education Loan, with a minimum $5,000 loan.

The Scott Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Awarded to students who demonstrate individual responsibility and who bring an entrepreneurial spirit to their field of study and future profession. Preference is given to students with demonstrated financial need. High School or Community College GPA 3.0 or higher. Students must complete CI’s financial aid application. Students must demonstrate individual initiative in community service or academic achievement will be taken into account.

The Stephen R. Lefevre Scholarship

Awarded to a student with a Political Science career major. In or entering the junior year at CI. Demonstrated interest in Political Theory, American Institutions, or Public Policy.

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

Awarded to a student accepted into the Nursing Program. Must demonstrate financial need.

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.