Did you file a FAFSA for 2018/2019?

REMINDER: As part of the verification process & to remain eligible for your Housing deposit deferral (if you qualify); all initial requested financial aid documents must be submitted to Financial Aid by May 31, 2018. Refer to your myCI To Do list to confirm any documents or information required that needs to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. #CSUCI

Spring Break Sanity!

Midterms are almost done and you now get to take a break, a spring break.  Will you be taking the trip down south or going home? Not quite sure what you are going to do, well here are some suggestions for you to consider.

Whatever you decide to do, be safe, be smart, and have fun. See you when you get back!

Hello world, my name is Cynthia County. Your Retention Support Specialist.

My name is Cynthia County and I am the Retention Support Specialist in Housing & Residential Education (HRE). My position was created to provide additional support and guidance to student in HRE and/or anyone on campus that needs a little extra help. What kind of help you ask, well all kinds. I can help you figure out where to go and who to talk to if you have questions about campus policies or procedures. I can help you find the right person or office to answer your question or fill out a form. I can help you figure out what it means to meet Academic Satisfactory Progress, especially if your on financial aid. I can help you apply for financial aid, and let you know when the deadlines are. I can help you figure out how to apply for Tuition and/or Housing Installment Payment Plans. I can help you figure out how to decide if you can or should change your major. I can walk you through the process of finding scholarships, both on and off campus. I can even help you figure out how to know what time the bus shows up on campus so you can take it into town.
Being a student can be crazy, busy and stressful. However, it can also be fun and rewarding. I know, I was the student who commuted to school daily, applied for financial aid and scholarships, worked on campus, joined clubs, and was part of EOP & SSS. I lived pretty much in the library, I hung out with friends who became family, I changed my major a couple of times, and I know what it like to have one bad semester and what it feels like to appeal and wait for a reply. It is all those experiences and the administrators, staff and faculty that helped me along the way and shaped the person and professional I am today. Because of those experiences and individuals, I am able to help guide and support you in your journey here at CSUCI.
In this age of social media and timely communication, I have created a blog that will be updated bi-weekly with information that may or may not pertain to you. Nevertheless, you may know someone who could use the information and knowledge, pass it on.