Financial aid programs attempt to fill the gap 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
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Federal Work-Study
- Cal Grants (Cal Grant A, B, and C)
- Student Success Completion Grant
- Federal Direct Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized)
- Parent PLUS Loan
Federal Financial Aid Requirements
All recipients of federal financial aid must meet the requirements listed below:
- In good academic standing
- Be working toward an eligible degree or certificate
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Have a valid Social Security number
- Have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application
Note: 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.
Academic Progress Standards
California College Promise Grant (CCPG)
- Students can lose their CCPG 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 Coast Colleges California College Promise Grant webpage (formerly BOG Fee Waiver).
Federal and Other State Programs
- The U.S. Department of Education requires each college to establish and apply satisfactory academic progress standards for eligible students to receive financial aid. Please visit the Coast Colleges Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy webpage for more information.
Useful Telephone Numbers and Websites
- Coastline Financial Aid webpage
- Federal Student Aid website
- FAFSA application
- California Dream Act website
- General information about federal aid: (800) 4-FED-AID or (800) 433-3243
- The TTY number for hearing-impaired individuals to call with any federal student aid questions: (800) 730-8913
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.
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.