Academic Catalogs

Financial Aid

Financial aid programs attempt to fill the gap that may exist between the cost of education at Coastline and the money available to students from family, employment, savings and other resources. State and federal programs for eligible students include: fee waivers, grants, loans and work-study opportunities. Coastline participates in the following programs: The California College Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver), Pell Grant, FSEOG (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant), Federal Work-Study, Cal Grants (Cal Grant B & C), Student Success Completion Grant, Federal Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized), and Parent PLUS Loan. All recipients of federal financial aid must be in good academic standing, be participating in required class activities; be working toward an eligible degree or certificate, have a high school diploma or GED, be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen; have a valid Social Security number; and have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). (Undocumented students are not eligible to apply for federal aid, but, if determined to meet AB 540 requirements, may be eligible to apply for state aid—see California Dream Act website.)

Starting with the Fall 2016 term, students can lose their California College Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver) eligibility if they fail to meet the academic or progress standards for two consecutive primary terms (Fall & Spring). The academic or progress standards are established by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. For more information on the standards, please visit the Coastline Financial Aid webpage and click on California College Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver) on the menu item.

Useful telephone numbers and websites are:

California Dream Act of 2011

Undocumented students who have been determined to meet AB 540 requirements may apply for state aid, such as the California College Promise Grant, Cal Grant, and Student Success Completion Grant by completing the Dream Act application. Visit the Resources for California Dream Act Application webpage for information and the application.

Correspondence Courses

Courses that are neither taught in the classroom nor online are generally considered to be correspondence courses. Students who are receiving financial aid are advised not to enroll in correspondence courses, as these may have a negative impact on how much financial aid they may receive. Unless you are participating in an educational program in which you are required to take correspondence courses, we highly recommend that you enroll in courses that are taught online or in the classroom.