Office of Financial Aid
You can afford to attend Fullerton College!
No matter what your financial situation looks like, Fullerton College has a financial aid program to help you achieve your educational goals.
The Financial Aid Office remains ready to assist students during this unprecedented and challenging time. Financial aid offers information and assistance on the Financial Aid website, over the phone on QLess, text messaging, email, Financial Aid Counseling Zoom appointments, and Financial Aid Technician Zoom appointments. A list of Financial Aid Technicians can be found below For further information about remote services during COVID-19, please visit Online Student Services.
Additional services and resources are available to you because of the coronavirus pandemic. These include additional remote help from the Financial Aid office and additional funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).
More information about HEERF is available here.
FULLERTON COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID SUMMER VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS
Workshop Dates for Current or Prospective Fullerton College Students Only
Zoom Link – By Appointment only. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 15th-16th, 2021 4:30pm – 6:30pm
July 21th-22nd, 2021 4pm – 6pm
Come Prepared – Information & Instructions
The workshops will give guidance on completing your financial aid documentation. If you need more in-depth assistance that requires a one-on-one Zoom appointment, please contact your assigned Financial Aid Technician via email, text message, or phone.
If you are interested in attending the workshop to check your file status, you must reserve your spot by sending an email to email@example.com. You must send an email to attend the workshop, as attendance will be limited to 15-20 students. If the workshop is full, you may send an email for the next session.
The following documents are needed in order to complete the application online:
- Fullerton College student ID number
- Your Social Security Card or Dream Act ID number
- A 2021-2022 FAFSA or Dream Act application completed with our school code added 001201.
NOTE: If you do not have the required documents listed above, the Financial Aid Technician will only be able to provide general information about the financial aid process. Completion of financial aid documentation will not occur without required documents.
You can apply for financial aid in 5 easy steps!
How to check your financial aid status
To check on the status of your financial aid and to see what documents are required, login to myGateway. Under the Student tab, go to Financial Aid and click on My Overall Status of Financial Aid.
How to get your award information
To find your award information, please login to myGateway. Under the Student tab, go to Financial Aid and click on My Award Information.
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Types of aid you can get
Several types of financial aid are available to you at Fullerton College. Remember, all requirements must be completed before any funds are disbursed. To check your financial aid status, login to myGateway, select Financial Aid, select My Overall Status and then select the correct aid year.
California College Promise Grant (CCPG)
The CCPG allows California residents and Dream Act students to waive the $46 per unit fee and a portion of the parking permit fee. There is no minimum number of units required and it is based on income. A student may complete the FAFSA/CADAA or complete the CCPG Application online via myGateway under the Financial Aid link. If a student pays for their fees upfront and is eligible for the CCPG, they will be reimbursed via check sent to the address on file from the Bursar’s Office on campus.
Cal Grant is offered by the State of California and is open to California residents attending a college or university in California. The grant has an annual application deadline of March 2 for the following academic year, and is based on need, income and GPA. For California Community College students only, a second deadline of September 2nd has been established. Students must file a FAFSA or Dream Act application and a GPA Verification prior to the deadline, in order to be considered. The Cal Grant is based on residency, proof of need, income, GPA, and other ‘point’ based criteria. Income and asset ceilings, determined by California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), will be checked annually for all new and continuing students.
The Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG)
The Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) is a new grant which began in Fall 2018 for Cal Grant B and C recipients attending a California Community College full-time (12 units or more). Students will be automatically reviewed for eligibility if they meet the eligibility requirements below. The SSCG provides students with an additional $1298 – $4000 annually depending on the number of units they enroll in. A student must complete a FAFSA or a Dream act application.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a campus-based program. A student must be enrolled in a least 6 units and it is based on financial need. A student must complete the FAFSA and their financial aid file by May 31st to be considered. Funds are limited so it is available on a first come, first served basis.
The Federal Work-Study program allows students to earn a paycheck by working a part-time job on or off campus and gain valuable experience. Money received from federal work-study does not count as income on the FAFSA. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 units (half-time) to be considered and it is awarded based on financial need. A student must complete the FAFSA, indicate they are interested in federal work-study, and complete their financial aid file by May 29th. Eligible students will be notified via myGateway.
The Pell Grant is a federal grant to use towards educational expenses. There is no minimum number of units required although award is based on the number of units enrolled. For example, if a student is enrolled in 6 units (half-time), the student will only receive half of the Pell Grant they are eligible for. The Pell Grant is awarded based on financial need. A student must complete the FAFSA to be considered.
Student Loans are available to students in the form of subsidized (the student does NOT accrue interest while in school) and unsubsidized (the student does accrue interest while in school). A student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units (half-time). A student must complete the FAFSA to be considered.
Student With Dependent Children Grant
Students attending a UC, CSU or CCC who have dependent children, receiving more than half of their support from you and who are under the age of 18, might be eligible to receive the Student With Dependent Children Grant, an access award of up to $6,000 for eligible Cal Grant B or up to $4,000 for eligible Cal Grant C recipients. The award amounts will be prorated to be consistent with the students’ enrollment status: full-time, three-quarter-time, half-time.
California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth
California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth is free money for people raised in foster care to use toward education or career training.
Other Sources of Financial Assistance
Do not overlook other campus-based programs that may be available to you! Learn about other sources of financial assistance.
FAFSA/CADAA for 2020/21
October 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021
FAFSA/CADAA for 2021/22
October 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022
FAFSA/CADAA/Cal Grant Priority
Award Priority for 2021/22
May 28, 2021
Competitive Cal Grant for 2021/22
September 2, 2021
You have questions? We have answers. See our frequently asked questions page, and you’ll probably get the information you’re looking for.
Notice: Campus is closed until further notice due to COVID-19
321 East Chapman Avenue
Building 100, Room 117
Fullerton, CA 92832
Financial Aid Office Hours
Notice: The campus is closed until further notice due to COVID-19, but the Financial Aid Office can serve you via phone, email and text message during the following hours:
Summer 2021 – June 7 to August 12, 2021:
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
- Tuesday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Friday: Closed
Beginning August 12:
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
- Tuesday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m
The Financial Aid Office will be closed on the following dates:
- July 5, 2021 – Independence Day
- September 6, 2021 – Labor Day
Due to COVID-19, our office is closed for in-person assistance. You may reach your assigned Financial Aid Technician for assistance through (1) email, (2) text message, or (3) phone. Please know we will only be able to disclose general information without your FERPA security answers. To access your security questions and answers, please log into your VerifyMyFAFSA account.
|Greg Ryan||Director of Financial Aidfirstname.lastname@example.org||(714) 930-1833|
|Fatima Villegas||Financial Aid Coordinator – Systemsemail@example.com||(714) 874-9111|
|Mark Bounpraseuth-Hao||Financial Aid Coordinator – Front Officefirstname.lastname@example.org||(714) 360-0869|
|Sherry Duarte||Accounting Specialistemail@example.com||(714) 455-1693|
|Susanna Abadzhyan||Counselorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(714) 992-7000 ext. 28788|
|Sabrina Jenkins||Counseloremail@example.com||(714) 732-5379|
|Lorena Villarreal||Counselorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(714) 992-7000 ext. 28279|
|Angel Torres||Counseloremail@example.com||(714) 992-7000 ext. 28788|
|John Abelon||Financial Aid Technicianfirstname.lastname@example.org||(714) 874-3673|
|Felipe Rodriguez||Financial Aid Technicianemail@example.com||(714) 874-9895|
|Josue Abarca||Financial Aid Technicianfirstname.lastname@example.org||(714) 455-1695|
|Jose Alcaraz||Financial Aid Technicianemail@example.com||(714) 455-1752|
|Ray Bustos||Financial Aid Technicianfirstname.lastname@example.org||(714) 455-1637|
|Tony Alvatorre||Financial Aid Technicianemail@example.com||(714) 455-1737|
|Krystal Correa||Financial Aid Technicianfirstname.lastname@example.org||(714) 455-1673|
|Magaly Renteria||Financial Aid Technicianemail@example.com||(714) 455-1772|
|Carmen Zapata||Financial Aid Technicianfirstname.lastname@example.org||(714) 364-0586|
Find your technician
Once your financial aid file is complete, you can contact your assigned financial aid technician with any questions. Find out who your technician is below:
|If your last name starts with:||Your financial aid technician is:|
|A – B||Jose Alcaraz|
|C – D||Ray Bustos|
|E – G||Tony Alvatorre|
|H – K||Josue Abarca|
|L – M||Carmen Zapata|
|N – O||Magaly Renteria|
|P – R||Krystal Correa|
|T – Z||Felipe Rodriguez|