Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
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The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships warmly welcomes all students.
Our MissionTo provide financial assistance to students and families in support of reaching their academic goals.
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
We are here to assist you with obtaining the finances you need to complete the degree you set out to achieve. We trust this website will provide you with the information necessary to navigate through the financial aid process. What you put into your educational experience is what you will get out of it. Together, let’s take the time to invest in your future! Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about any information listed. Remember, you are our reason for being here!
SF Financial HoldFor students who still owe a balance, the Student Accounting and Cashiering Office has placed an SF Financial hold for non-payment. This hold will prevent you from registering for Spring semester classes until the amount owed has been paid off. Below is financial aid’s role in regards to this hold and your responsibility as a student.
- If your financial aid has already disbursed in full, or you are not a financial aid recipient, you are responsible for paying this balance to avoid delays in registering for Spring semester.
- If your pending financial aid has disbursed prior to your Spring semester registration date, and it is not enough to cover the balance you owe, you are responsible for paying the balance before you can register for Spring semester.
- If your financial aid has not disbursed but is posted to your account, or all items from your to-do list have been cleared and you are waiting for an award to post, you should follow up with our office 3-5 days prior to your enrollment date to get the status of your award.
FAS "Classes Saved" Hold
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships has placed an indicator called, “Classes Saved” on your account under “Holds” if you have financial aid offered to you for the Spring Semester and are already enrolled in units. Students who have this indicator are not required to pay for their classes on the Dec. 6 deadline. If you believe you meet the criteria above and do not see a “Classes Saved” indicator on your account listed under “Holds” please contact our office.
Effective Fall 2018 semester, our office will no longer process Cross Enrollment forms. In order to combine units from another institution to the enrolled units at Cal Poly Pomona, Consortium Agreements are required. Cal Poly Pomona has not entered into any Consortium Agreements with other institutions and as such, we are unable to accept or process these forms. If you are enrolled in the official CSU Cross Enrollment process administered through the Chancellor’s Office, we are able to process those units to combine them with current enrollment for financial aid purposes.
If You are Enrolled in Fewer Than 12 Units
If you are a current student enrolled in fewer than 12 units for Spring 2018, your award may be affected! Our office will be manually reducing and disbursing Pell Grants and Cal Grants based on your total units after Feb. 20, 2019. To see how your award may be affected visit our Units Required page.
It's Not Too Late to Apply for 18/19 Financial Aid
A financial aid application has to be on file for students to be awarded loans, scholarships and grants. Completing the application is free, quick, and easy!