University description (as per official university website)
Chabot College is a community college in California located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. The campus is situated in Hayward, California, which is a few miles from California State University, East Bay. The college was founded on September 11, 1961, on a 7.5-acres temporary site in San Leandro. Chabots college’s present campus sits on an area of 94 acres.
Chabot offers more than 100 associate degrees and certificates in over 170 majors of study. The college operates on a semester basis. The campus features a 200-seater theatre, 1,432-seater performing arts center, full-size planetarium, athletic fields, and olympic-size swimming pool. The college also hosts a flea market on the third Saturday of every month.
Chabot has an enrollment of more than 15,000 students from over 25 countries and all continents. The most notable alumnus of the college is Academy Award winning actor, Tom Hanks.
What is financial aid?
* Financial aid is money available to assist students with the costs of attending college. Financial aid comes from the federal government (Title IV aid), state government, the college, and from private sources.
* Assistance comes in four categories:
1. Grants/Fee Waivers: Aid which you do not have to repay and in most cases is awarded primarily on financial need.
2. Scholarships: Other sources of funds which you do not have to pay back and usually are not based on financial need. Instead, they may recognize GPAs, special talents, athletic, leadership ability or community service.
3. Work-Study: Aid which allows you to work on (or in rare cases, off campus) and earn money to help pay for college.
4. Loans: Borrowed money that you must repay with interest.
Who can receive financial aid?
* Federal financial aid is available to anyone who meets the following criteria:
1. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (i.e. permanent resident, refugee, asylee, parolee).
2. Have a financial need as determined by your financial aid application (FAFSA), and reviewed or certified by Chabot Financial Aid Office.
3. Have a high-school diploma, a GED certificate, or pass an approved ability-to-benefit test given by Chabot College.
4. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible certificate, associate or transfer degree program.
5. Have a valid Social Security Number.
6. Meet standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
7. Not be in default on an educational loan nor owe a refund to any financial aid office. To track your federal student loans and grants, visit the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Student Access Web Site.
8. Certify that all information you provide on Financial Aid application form is accurate and true, and that federal aid received will be used only for educational purposes.
9. Be registered, or formerly registered, with the Selective Service System, if you are a U.S. citizen or immigrant alien male aged 18 through 26. If you have not yet registered, you can do so at http://www.sss.gov.
* State and external scholarships/funding agencies may have their own eligibility requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to learn and understand the eligibility requirements of the funds they apply for and/or receive.
* It is also the student's responsibility to report all external grants and scholarships to the Financial Aid Office. (quote regulations)
Where do I apply for Financial Aid
* go to www.fafsa.gov to begin your application
* Remember to use our Federal School Code: 001162