University description (as per official university website)
At Cypress College, students have the opportunity to select from a variety of courses and programs to meet their educational goals, whether these goals include working toward Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees, or an occupational certificate. We offer a variety of academic and vocational programs to help our students succeed.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of the wide range of student support services that are available to help them succeed: counseling, tutoring, financial aid, health services, and study skill classes to name a few. Students may also participate in special interest clubs, athletics, fine arts productions, and student government activities.
Over the last four years, a local bond measure has allowed the campus to undergo a physical transformation, modernizing facilities and adding new ones. In spring 2008, a spectacular new Student Center will open that will house Admissions and Records, the Bursar's Office, and a spacious food court.
This website provides a wealth of information regarding the programs and services that are offered. However, if you need additional assistance please take advantage of our dedicated faculty and staff who are here to help you. With their guidance and the information available here, students have all the tools to succeed.
Types of Aid
Our office currently administers state and federal grants, loans, and work-study. The most common types of financial aid that Cypress College students are eligible to receive include:
Pell Grants — Federally funded grants for eligible undergraduate students.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) — Federally funded grants for eligible undergraduate students.
Cal Grants — State-funded award for eligible students from disadvantaged backgrounds or low-income families who have exceptionally high financial need, to provide them assistance with enrollment fees, living expenses, books, supplies, and transportation.
Board of Governors (BOG) Enrollment Fee Waivers — State-funded waivers of enrollment fees for eligible students.
Federal Work-Study (FWS) funds — Federally funded program that provides wages to eligible students for both on-campus and off-campus employment.
Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) — Federally administered, low-interest loans to eligible students.
For AB540 undocumented immigrant students, please check out our resource guide for tips and resources to help finance your college education.