What's Next


In response to your FAFSA, the Federal Processor sends you a report called the Student Aid Report or SAR.  Review your SAR carefully.  If you need to make changes or corrections, make them according to the instructions provided on the SAR.

  • In order to process your federal aid, you must have applied for admission to City College of San Francisco and provided your social security number on the admissions application.
  • Once the Financial Aid Office receives your information electronically, we will email (through CCSF Email) you a document requirement letter with a link to forms that you will need to complete. You download and print these forms.  Submit these forms in person to the Financial Aid Office (we accept forms by mail ONLY if you reside more than 90 miles from CCSF).
  • If the U. S. Department of Education does not select you for verification, upon receipt of all forms, you may be one of approximately 50% of the students who will be promptly awarded by the CCSF financial aid office computerized system.
  • If the U.S. Department of Education selects your file for verification, the information on your FAFSA must be verified with the documents you submitted to the Financial Aid Office. Your file will be reviewed by a Financial Aid Specialist.  If the information on the documents you provided us is inconsistent with the information you reported on your FAFSA, you may receive a follow up letter informing you of the steps you will need to take in order for the awarding process to continue.  It may be necessary for us to make corrections and send them to the Federal Processor before the award can be confirmed.  You will be notified by CCSF of any corrections made. A corrected SAR will follow from the Federal Processor.  The financial aid award will follow.


You will receive an award letter via CCSF E-mail indicating the amount and types of aid you are eligible to receive based on a full time enrollment assumption.  Awards may consist of a combination of Federal Pell, FSEOG, Federal Work Study, Cal Grants, Federal Perkins Loan and Federal Direct Loans.  This Financial Aid package awarded to you at CCSF is not transferable to another educational institution.  If you want to decline all of or part of your award, please contact the Financial Aid Office.


Financial aid funds are disbursed through direct deposit or by picking up the checks at CCSF.  Please see financial aid disbursement schedule.


MARCH 2, 2014  State deadline for new Cal Grant applicants to file FAFSA and to mail GPA Verification to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014  State deadline for community college Cal Grant applicants to file FAFSA and to mail GPA (Grade Point Average) Verification.

Your FAFSA must be processed by the Central Processor by the dates listed below for federal aid.  Other documents required to complete your application must be received no later than two weeks from your last term of attendance.

Final Term Of Attendance Fafsa Processed By Central Processor Documents Due In Financial Aid Office
Fall 2014 December 19, 2014 January 17, 2015
Spring 2015 May 23, 2015 June 6, 2015
Summber 2015 June 30, 2015 August 14, 2015