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To apply for Financial Aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at or the California Dream Act Application online at

There are many types of financial aid available to students. We encourage students to apply for financial aid each year. The priority deadline for Cal Grant consideration is March 2. To apply for Financial Aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at or the California Dream Act Application online at

2020-2021 Financial Aid application available now!

  • The information provided on your FAFSA or California Dream Act application is used to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is used by Chaffey College to determine your eligibility for financial aid. Below are important things to remember:
  • Be sure to include Chaffey College School Code (FAFSA): 001163 or the California Dream Act Application
  • Students can now submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) beginning on October 1, 2019, for the 2020-2021 Award Year rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2020 Students (and parents, if dependent) will be able to use prior-prior year income data (2018 tax year)
  • March 2: Priority deadline for FAFSA/Dream Application for California State Grants.
  • Apply once per year for Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 before March 2nd and the priority deadline. Students can still apply after this date.
  • Once you apply watch for 2020-2021 Welcome email and you can check your status/awards under MyChaffey Portal vial Financial Aid Self Service.
You can download the Federal Student Aid MYSTUDENTAID APP to complete your FAFSA from your phone.

To download the app, students can visit the Apple App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).

Steps to apply for Financial Aid


Apply for FAFSA

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at Be sure to include Chaffey College’s school code 001163.

You will need:

  • An FSA ID to sign electronically.
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s and other records of money earned
  • Apply by March 2nd to be considered for Cal Grant.

Note: For the 2020-2021, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to have your 2018 income tax information automatically transferred to your FAFSA. Tax information will auto-fill into your FAFSA and this will result in fewer errors and faster processing.

You may also request a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS by calling 1-800-908-9946 or by visiting their website at or click on this link IRS TAX return transcript and verification of non-filing letter.


Apply for California Dream Act

If you are a non-resident of the U.S., and meet the AB 540 residency requirement you may be eligible for Financial Aid through the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) online at
Watch a California Dream Act Application tutorial video.

2019-20 California Dream Act Application Tutorial First Time Filer - Create User Accountopens in a new window
  • Submit a California Dream Act Application at
  • Be sure to include Chaffey College’s school code 001163.
  • Apply by March 2nd to be considered for Cal Grant.


Check your Financial Aid status via the Financial Aid – Student Self Service Portal by following these steps:

  • Log onto the MyChaffey Portal
  • Go to MyChaffeyView under LaunchPad
  • Click on the Students box
  • Click on Financial Aid Self Service link under the Financial Aid sub menu
  • Review your checklist

To view a list of required documents/Actions and any additional documentation you are required to complete, click on “Required documents”. If the item is marked “Incomplete”, then you will need to submit required forms and any additional documentation. Complete and submit all required documents and any additional documents to the Financial Aid Office to complete your file as soon as possible. Only submit the required documents listed on your checklist.

Once the Financial Aid Office reviews all required documentation and completes the verification process if required, your file will be completed.

If you are eligible for a the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) (Formerly BOGFW), this will automatically be applied after your FAFSA or Dream Act application is received. Once eligibility has been determined, and you have been awarded a Federal Pell Grant, or any other type of aid, it will be automatically accepted in the award letter. For more information on the CCPG and types of Grants, please refer to the Financial Aid section in this Schedule of Classes.


An award notification will be sent to you via your panther email. You may view your awards on MyChaffeyview portal under Financial Aid Self-Service. Disbursements will be made to eligible students with complete financial aid files, are enrolled in courses that have started and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) (url link of SAP policy) per criteria established by the Chaffey College Financial Aid Office.


Chaffey College students will receive their financial aid disbursements via BankMobile disbursement services. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link:

It is critical that all students have a correct mailing address on file with Chaffey College. Please log onto the My Chaffey Portal by clicking My Chaffey to confirm or update your permanent address.

A disbursement will be processed for eligible students according to the Disbursement schedule.

Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing time for review of your financial aid file from the date of the last required document submitted and how quickly the required documentation is received.

Please note if you need your fees waived, you can print out the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the website and submit it to the Financial Aid Office during office hours.

You may also submit a California Promise Grant application to the Financial Aid Office. Additional documents may be required.


GetSAP Workshop
Financial Aid Appeal workshop
Online GetSAP Financial Aid counseling is required for all financial aid appeals.

New Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (CCP Grant) Policy

Beginning Fall 2016 students’ Board of Governor’s fee waiver eligibility will be impacted. This is a key component of the Board of Governors’ Student Success Initiative. Students who do not meet academic standing and academic progress standards for two consecutive terms will lose eligibility for the CCP Grant. This is based on new State regulations. Once you’ve qualified for the CCP Grant, it is important to ensure that you are meeting the academic and progress standards in order to avoid losing the fee waiver.

Students must:
• Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0
• Successfully complete at least 50% of all units attempted

If a student is placed on academic or progress probation for two consecutive primary terms, they will lose eligibility for the CCP Grant and enrollment priority if their GPA falls below cumulative 2.0 for two consecutive primary terms.


The FSA ID comprised of a user-selected username and password. The FSA ID will replace the Federal Student Aid PIN as the process by which you authenticate your identity to access your federal student aid information.

How to Create an FSA ID (PDF)

Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG)

Formerly the Full Time Student Success Grant and the California Community College Completion Grant as of Fall-2018

Beginning 2018-2019, the Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) is a new California Community College financial aid program for students who receive a Cal Grant B or Cal Grant C and are enrolled at least full time (12+ units). The SSCG grant will provide students with additional financial aid assistance and encourage successful on-time completion. The total award amount may vary, if a student is enrolled in 12-14.99 units for a term or 15 units or more per term. For more information click Student Success Completion Grant.

Application Calendar

January 1: Complete the FAFSA/Dream Application for the upcoming Fall Semester
(Summer semester for the CCP Grant).

March 2: Priority deadline for FAFSA/Dream Application for California State Grants.

Late Spring: Complete your Financial Aid file for the upcoming Fall semester.

Tips for Applying for FAFSA

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  • Be sure to add Chaffey College Federal School Code 001163 in step 6 of the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA.

  • Make sure you include your Social Security Number on your Chaffey College Admissions Application and your FAFSA.

  • IRS Data Retrieval: The IRS Data Retrieval Process is a way to get your tax information directly from the IRS without having to have a copy of your taxes with you when completing the FAFSA.

  • The Financial Aid Office encourages you to select the IRS Data Retrieval, if applicable, on your FAFSA application in order to expedite the processing of your financial aid file.

California Dream Act

  • What is the FAFSA?
  • Am I dependent or independent for 2014-2015?
  • What is the Pell Grant?
  • Can I receive financial aid at more than one college?
  • What is the CCP Grant?FA TV Monitor photo
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Tues. & Wed. 7:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm

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Changes to the
FAFSA Process
for 2017-2018

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

You can now apply for
the 2017-2018 school year!
File a 2017-18 FAFSA
as early as October 1st
to apply for aid for the Fall 2017 term.

BankMobile Disbursements
to learn about how disbursements are made!

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California Student Aid Commission

Questions about CalGrants?
Check out the CSAC site.

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Chafee Grant for Foster Youth

Visit this site or your
ILP worker for more info.

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