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.
IMPORTANT UPDATES (effective October 11, 2016)
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.
- MCS – California’s Middle Class Scholarship, for California residents who do not qualify for a state Cal Grant or State University Grant (or any other resource or waiver that specifically pays the state university tuition fee) and have a family income of under $150,000, the California Student Aid Commission is in the process of determining potential awards. We do not expect to have that information for awarding purposes until late October. Once we have the information the MCS will be retroactively applied to fall and set up for the winter and spring quarters.
- For the 2017-18 academic year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be completed starting October 1, 2016. We encourage all of our financial aid students to complete the FAFSA by the March 2, 2017, the priority filing date, to maximize potential aid opportunities.
- For more detailed information on the financial aid process, please refer to our Vital Award Information page. Other financial aid details can be found on the pages of our website. We recommend that you review them carefully.
- Students can give parents access to some of their portal information, such as financial aid awards, to-do lists and account information by setting up a report on “Share My Info” which is available on the student portal under the Money Matters tab. Once set up, parents can access real time data at https://sharemyinfo.calpoly.edu.
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