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Sharing Staff Success

Supporting Students in achieving their successes is what we do best. We have developed this page to highlight some of the things we have done and continue to do for our students. We also have a presence on FaceBook and we hope you follow us there as well.

Supporting Students

Grants, Loans, Federal Work Study & Scholarships 2 year comparison

Academic Year

2014-2015

2015-2016*

Total # of students on aid

18,228

17,321

Total % of students on aid on campus

76%

73%

Total aid disbursed

$199,107,151

$192,020,809

Scholarships awarded

$6,289,831

$5,203,250

 * 15/16 numbers are not completed as of the writing of this page. The page will be updated once the year closes.

Exciting Program Additions

  • TEACH Grant – The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program is a non-need based grant program available for selected post baccalaureate students who are enrolled in an eligible program. They will also need to agree to teach in a high-need field, at a low-income elementary or secondary school as a highly qualified teacher for at least four years within eight years of completing the program for which the TEACH Grant is awarded.
  • California Dream Loan – A low interest loan designated for undocumented AB 540 undergraduate students who are enrolled at University of California or California State University campuses. Loan amounts range up to $2,000 for this academic year at Cal Poly Pomona with an interest rate of 4.29 percent. Upon graduation, borrowers must begin repaying their loan after a six-month grace period.
  • Undocumented Students – We have a liaison in our department who is part of the newly developed campus committee, The Undocumented Student Support Advocacy Committee, created to help support this population of students through the process from admissions to graduation and anything in between.

Serving Those Who Served Our Country

  • Number of veterans served:   427
  • Types of service provided
    • Dedicated liaison provided to the Veterans Office to work closely with our veterans to help them through the process of financial aid.
    • Outreach regarding financial aid and scholarships

New Technology Helping Us Help You

  • OnBase, a financial aid software system, enables our office to process work faster and more efficiently. It also helps our office to significantly decrease document processing time, increase staff productivity and improve input  storage and retrieval through a simple and flexible user interface. This all allows for faster and more efficient notification of financial aid awards.

Saul Ramirez, Lead Coordinator in our office has been named Segmental Representative for the CSU on the CASFAA executive Board. This is great news since Saul will representing the 22 CSU’s and will be sharing detailed information that would benefit our offices. Congratulation Saul Ramirez!

Additions to our Family

Lou Yang

Lou Yang

Joined our family on October 24, 2016 as our Scholarship Coordinator. Lou is an alumni of Cal State Fullerton where she previously worked in their Financial Aid Office as a Financial Aid Advisor before joining our team at Cal Poly Pomona. Lou says " I am very proud to be able to work in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Team here at Cal Poly Pomona, where I am able to continue helping students fulfill their dreams".

Brandi Blair

Brandi Blair

Joined our family on January 9, 2017 as an Administrative Support Coordinator in our Processing Unit. She is a Cal Poly Pomona Grad and was one of our outstanding student assistants in our office while working towards her degree. Brandi says "Being able to benefit from financial aid as a student and now as an employee has deepened my appreciation for the department's dedication to student success".

Haniyah Williams

Haniyah Williams

Is one of newest family members who joined us June 22, 2017 as a Temporary Administrative Support Coordinator in our Processing Unit. Haniyah had been a Peer Advisor in our office helping students at the front end with their financial aid while working toward her degree. She graduated from Cal Poly Pomona this summer and we were happy to be able to keep her on our team. Haniyah says " I am very happy ito be part of the Cal Poly Team in assisting students achieve their goals as I have, through the help of the Financial Aid & Scholarships office. I look forward to becoming a permanent member of the team in the future".