Cal Poly Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Office helps you plan your finances and organize your resources to cover your college costs. Financial assistance is a resource designed to supplement the cost of education, and is not intended to be used as a student's sole means of income. The types and amounts of aid Cal Poly awards or recommends are subject to availability of funds, enrollment status, and financial need. Cal Poly students have a variety of financial aid programs available for assistance. Programs vary in eligibility criteria, award amounts, and repayment options.
EMPL ID# is the 9 digit Cal Poly ID number found on the student's portal under the Personal Information Tab.
Our primary form of communication is via email. Students must check their Cal Poly email for important notices and updates.
- For students with financial aid fees are automatically deferred. Students will not be dropped, nor is payment expected until after financial aid has disbursed at the start of the quarter.
- First disbursement of fall aid will occur on Monday September 15th and be applied against outstanding charges. Any credit balance will be refunded Friday Sept 19th. To be eligible for disbursement students must be registered in a minimum of 6 units (4 units graduate) for loans and 12 units (8 units graduate) for grant aid. In addition, all checklist items required for disbursement must be received and reviewed.
- Complete your 2014-15 FAFSA (www.FAFSA.gov) as soon as possible. March 2, 2014 was our priority filing date. FAFSA’s submitted after that date will be processed, but some of the more limited types of aid may not be available.
- Three weeks after tax returns are filed electronically you should return to the FAFSA and update the tax information using the IRS Data Retrieval tool. This option should pop up automatically when changing tax information from “will file” to “filed” and can be used only after tax return data is loaded to the IRS data system. For detailed instructions click here.
9a.m. to noon & 1p.m. to 3p.m. (closed 12-1) Monday - Thursday.
No telephones on Friday.
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9a.m. to noon & 1p.m. to 3p.m. Monday - Friday (closed 12-1)
No appointments taken; walk-in basis only.