FAFSA Priority Deadline is March 2, 2109!

March 2 is a couple days away, have you filed your 2019-2020 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)?

Several factors hinge on applying by the priority deadline of March 2, 2019. Financial aid funds may be limited; priority is usually one of the requirements for eligibility of certain funds.

Housing & Residential Education uses the March 2 priority deadline as one of the factors to be eligible for Housing Deposit Fee Deferral; you can review the other factors by clicking on the link for Housing Deposit Fee Deferral. Many scholarships also require that you file your FAFSA by the March 2 priority deadline.

So do not delay, tell your friends, tell your parents, tell the neighbor. File your FAFSA right away!

If you have any questions or need assistance, you may contact or visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships office at CSUCI in Sage Hall, or contact them a call at (805) 437-8530.

Feel free to contact me, and I will make sure you are connected to the right resources on campus.

Cynthia County, M.S.
Retention Support Specialist
(p) 805-437-1658
(e) cynthia.county@csuci.edu

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Housing & Residential Education Summer Conference is Hiring!

Are you looking for a great opportunity for this summer? Summer Conference is looking to hire Summer Conference assistants for Summer 2019.

To view position descriptions and/or apply visit:

You can also contact Abagail Ramsey HRE Summer Conference Administrative Assistant for more information
e – abigail.ramsey602@csuci.edu

See flyer below for deadline and details.

Donuts With Doc!

The Academic Advisement Office and the Academic Peer Advisors are hosting “Donuts With Doc”

If you have not had a chance to meet or visit with Doc, this would be a perfect time. Come and meet your Peer Advisors and see what they have to offer as well enjoy some donuts.

Doc will be present to spread his love

CSUCI Learning Resource Center & STEM Center are hiring!

Have you mastered Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, ESRM, and/or Physics?

Have you ever been a tutor or student leader?

Looking for a great opportunity to contribute to CI Student Success?

Student Academic Success Services is looking for Tutors and Peer Leaders/Tutor Leaders. Check out details in the flyer below.

For more information and/or to apply and review position descriptions visit

If you have questions you can also contact:

Brooke Masters – Coordinator of Student Academic Sucess Services
e- brook.masters@csuci.edu
p- (805) 437-8921

CSUCI Scholarships Application Deadline this weekend, March 2, 2019

CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) offers outstanding scholarship opportunities each year. This is an excellent opportunity for you to apply for funding you do not have to pay back. Scholarship awards range between $500 and $10,000. We encourage all students to apply!

Scholarship Application Cycle:
Ends Saturday, March 2, 2019, 11:59 P.M. (PST)

To apply complete an online scholarship application. Students must log in through their myCI portal. Under “My Links”, click on the “CI Scholarships” link to apply.

For more information on the CSUCI University Scholarships Program visit https://www.csuci.edu/financialaid/oncampusscholarships.htm

If you have any questions, please call the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office at (805) 437-8530 or email us at scholarships@csuci.edu.

FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) priority deadline is fast approaching!

The priority deadline to file your FAFSA for the 2019-2020 academic year is March 2, 2019. Completing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your first step in determining what and how much financial aid you may qualify for in 2019-2020. Here are things to remember:

1. Before you get started, make sure that you have your FSA ID ready. The FSA ID is your username and the password you used to log in to your FAFSA. If you are required to provide parent(s) information, they will need an FSA ID as well. To create your FSA ID click the button below:

2. If you are renewing your FAFSA for 2019-2020 academic year, most of your demographic and identification information will pre-populate. You will want to verify all pre-populated information, and make any corrections or updates. Pre-populated information includes your name, address, telephone number, email, Social Security Number, and driver’s license number.

3. You will also be reporting your 2017-income information. If you and your parents file your 2017 taxes by the time the FAFSA form launches, you will be able to import your tax information into the FAFSA form using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT).

Not everyone is eligible to use the IRS DRT. Please know the IRS DRT does not input all the financial information required on the FAFSA form. Therefore, you should have your 2017 tax return and 2017 IRS W-2 available for reference.

4. Be prepared to provide any untaxed income information. Not everyone has untaxed income. Examples include child support received, interest income (bank accounts), Veteran’s non-education benefits. FAFSA will request your savings and checking account balances, as well as any investments, like stocks, bonds, and real estate. When it comes to real estate, they want to know about properties owned other than the home where you and your family live in.

5. Finally, you will want to verify or add any college(s) you are considering on attending, even if you have not applied yet.

Important Reminder!
File by the priority deadline, MARCH 2, 2019

If you have any questions or need assistance, you may contact visit Financial Aid & Scholarships office at CSUCI in Sage Hall, or contact them a call at (805) 437-8530.

Feel free to contact me, and I will make sure you are connected to the right resources on campus.

Study Abroad Week at CI (Feb. 25- 28)

Have you ever thought about studying abroad? Not sure what to expect. Not sure where to go and how the experience will enhance your education. Why not learn about from those who have gone before you.

The Study Abroad Office will be hosting a Go Global Mixer on Wednesday, February 27 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm at Broome Library, Third floor.

For more information you can visit the CSUCI International Programs – Study Abroad page at https://www.csuci.edu/international/study-abroad/ or contact them at international@csuci.edu or via phone at (805)437-3107. They are located in Sage Hall (Second floor).

See flyer for more detail and other events during the week.

ASI Student Leaders Needed!

Did you participate in student government when your were in high school, have you thought you would like to make a difference and be a voice for your fellow classmates at CSUCI? Here is ASI Student Government President Atticus Reyes to speak to you about the leadership opportunities at CSUCI:

If you would like to learn more about Associated Students Inc. visit https://asi.csuci.edu/

To see what positions are available and how to apply visit Apply to ASI! website

The deadline to apply is March 4, 2019 by 11:59pm.