University description (as per official university website)
About City College
City College reflects the diversity and culture of San Francisco at its best. Established in 1935, the College has grown into one of the nation’s largest public universities. Residents living in the vibrant Bay area communities attend City College because it offers one of the best values in education closest to home.
To this day, City College remains an education destination of choice among students, faculty and staff alike. We pride ourselves on our strong academic reputation built on an innovative curriculum, excellent facilities, dedicated staff and faculty as well as an impressive alumni base. Committed to helping you achieve your lifetime educational and career goals, City College makes good on its promise of upholding high educational standards that provide you with added value and a competitive edge.
Who is eligible for Financial Aid
To receive financial aid, you must:
* Be accepted and enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program leading to an Associate Degree, transfer to a four-year college or university to obtain a bachelor’s degree, or certain certificate programs that are eligible for financial aid. Be sure to declare an “Education Goal” on the admissions application;
* Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
* Demonstrate financial need for need-based program;
* Maintain satisfactory academic progress in course of study according to the standards and practices of CCSF;
* Not owe a refund on a Federal Pell Grant or Federal SEOG;
* Not be in default on any Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Direct Loans, or California Loan to Assist Students/PLUS;
* Male applicants between the ages of 18 through 25 must be registered with Selective Service (see information below);
* Have a valid Social Security Number and be sure to provide your social security number on the admissions application;
* Must not have federal benefits suspended due to drug offense conviction while receiving federal student aid;
* Have a high school diploma (or equivalent) or pass an independently administered test (Ability to Benefit Test) or complete six degree applicable units.
Ability to Benefit Policy
Federal regulations, effective July 1, 1991, require post-secondary institutions to certify whether a student without a high school diploma or its equivalent has the ability to benefit from the instruction provided by the institution prior to the awarding of any federal financial aid funds.
In order for the student to demonstrate his/her "ability to benefit:", and thereby become eligible to receive Title IV (federal financial aid), the student who lacks a high school diploma or its equivalent must pass an independently administered test approved by the U. S. Secretary of Education.
Please call the Testing Office at 239-3129 for information regarding testing sites and schedules.