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.

Spring 2019 Academic Advising Workshops

Did you know that the Academic Advising Center has so much more to offer you than just helping you pick your courses? This month they will be offering the four different workshops:

Discover your Learning Style and Study Skills
Gain an understanding of how you learn and how to study efficiently and effectively.

Grad Check Workshop
This workshop is designed for current students with senior standing. Advisors will
assist you in reviewing your CI Academic Requirements Report (CARR) to verify
requirements for graduation have been met. Please bring a laptop or tablet to view
your CARR.

CARR (Degree Progress Report) Overview
Develop a better understanding about your CI Academic Requirements Report (CARR)
to remain on track for graduation.

Stress Management
Overwhelmed? Come to develop skills on how to reduce stress and remain productive.

Here is this months schedule. For more information and/or to sign up you can visit the Academic Advising Center located in Bell Tower 1595 or call them at (805) 437-8571
To register for a workshop, visit: go.csuci.edu/ciadvisingworkshops

Chicana Latina Retreat

Deadline to apply March 1st!
Apply TODAY: Click on Application HERE

March 22-24, 2019
Depart early Friday Morning
Return Sunday afternoon

Santa Rosa Island
All expenses covered!
Limited capacity

The Chicana Latina Retreat is geared towards student empowerment through political, cultural, environmental and social consciousness development. By providing a safe, welcoming, and accepting environment for Chicana/Latina students, we hope to create a space conducive to community interaction as well as self-reflection. The goal is to cultivate leadership and address specific issues that Chicana/Latina college students face. We hope to foster Strong cultural/ethnic identity, respect and love for the land/Tonantzin Tlalli/Mother Earth, Passion, Integrity, Respect, A sense of mission, Consistency, Support and development of all Chicanas/Latinas, Empowerment and Hermanidad.

Goals:
-Provide students with knowledge of resources, support services, and a sense of community.
-To facilitate dialogue and development of relationships.
-Allow for older students to pass on valuable information, experiences, and motivate others to assume an active role on campus.
-Develop strong, responsible, and committed leaders within the Chicana/o Latina/o community.

Contacts:

Dr. Jennie Luna (jennie.luna@csuci.edu)
(805) 437-3727

Michelle Hasendonckx (michelle.hasendonckx@csuci.edu)
(805) 437-3632

Monica Rivas (monica.rivas@csuci.edu)
(805) 437-3149

Have you filed your FAFSA for 2019-2020 yet?

Are you applying for financial aid for the 2019-2020 academic year? If so, do you need help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act (CADAA) and Chafee Grant for Foster Youth applications?

As part of the California Student Aid Commission’s “Cash for College” campaign, they are offering free workshops to assist in completing the FAFSA application process so that you can access financial aid for your education. Workshops located in Ventura County will be available at various locations.

To view dates, times and locations and to register visit: https://www.cash4college.csac.ca.gov/Home/CCFC_SearchResults

Once there, you can search by location. If you type in Oxnard, you will see a workshop will be at Oxnard College on February 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM.

If you have any questions or need guidance, you can always contact me at (805) 437-1698 or via email at cynthia.county@csuci.edu

Fall 2018 Scholarship Workshop

Fall 2018 Scholarship Workshop

Interested students are invited to attend the Fall 2018 Scholarship Workshop on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Petit Salon.

The workshop will provide attendees with tips needed to be a competitive applicant and provide an overview of the scholarship process, along with various techniques on how to complete a successful application. RSVP is required, so be sure to register online if you plan to attend.

Our campus offers outstanding scholarship opportunities each year, so this is an excellent opportunity to apply for funding you do not have to pay back. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $10,000 and all students are encouraged to apply.

The scholarship application cycle will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 and conclude on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

For more information contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships office at 805-437-8530 or scholarships@csuci.edu.