FAFSA School Code: 001146

Award Guide

2013/2014
AWARD GUIDE
(pdf)
Understand your
financial aid award,
eligibility and
responsibilities

Forms and Applications

Most forms and applications are provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Download the free Acrobat Reader if you don't already have it. Please see below to locate the form you need. Please make sure you choose the form for the correct year.

Instructions for PDF forms

  1. IMPORTANT:  Before submitting all documents, print your name and Chico I.D. on the top of each requested item.
  2. All documents received will be scanned and linked to the student's file.
  3. Paper documents are retained for one year and then shredded.
  4. Please submit only copies and keep originals for your records.
  5. Do not send documents by e-mail, as e-mail is not a secure means of communication.
  6. Items submitted by fax should automatically update your Student Center "To Do List" from "requested" to "received" within 72 hours.  If you have any questions after 72 hours, please call us.  Please do not resend additional copies unless specifically asked to do so.
  7. Items submitted by mail or delivered to our office should update your Student Center "To Do List" from "requested" to "received" within five weeks.  If you have any questions after five weeks, please contact our office.
  8. You must submit all requested items on your "To Do List" by June 1st in order to have your file complete before the first fall disbursement.
  9. Check your Student Center on a weekly basis after your forms show as received.  If we need any additional information, it will show up on your "To Do List." Once the requested items have been reviewed and completed, they will be removed from your "To Do List."
  10. See Important Processing Dates on our Announcements page.

Instructions for Electronic forms

  1. Several forms are presented in electronic format.
  2. For the electronic forms, when you click on the form link, you will be directed to the Chico Portal Login.
  3. Your portal Username and Password will serve to authenticate you in our system.  If you do not have a FAFSA on file for the aid year you select, you will receive an error message directing you to submit a FAFSA.
  4. Portal authentication serves as your signature.  You will receive a Confirmation page for the electronic form you submit as well as an e-mail confirming submittal.  It is not necessary to print these pages, but you may do so if you prefer.
  5. See Important Processing Dates on our Announcements page.

2012/2013 Academic Year

Authorization to Release Information 2012-2013 (electronic form)
Form to request release of financial aid information to third party individual(s)
Appeal - Dependency Status 2012-2013 (PDF)
For applicants who would like to request review of their dependency status for financial aid consideration.
Appeal - Exceptional Circumstances - Child Care Expenses/Elementary/Secondary School Tuition 2012-2013 (PDF)
Appeal - Exceptional Circumstances - Income Reduction 2012-2013 (PDF)
Appeal - Exceptional Circumstances - Non-Reimbursed Medical/Dental/Vision Expenses 2012-2013 (PDF)
Appeal - Exceptional Circumstances - Support of Extended Family Members 2012-2013 (PDF)
Appeal - Exceptional Circumstances - Travel Adjustment 2012-2013 (PDF)
Appeal - Maximum Units 2012-2013 (PDF)
Appeal process for students whose aid is suspended due to exceeding maximum allowable units completed or earned
Appeal - Satisfactory Academic Progress 2012-2013 (PDF)
Bankruptcy Filing Information 2012-2013 (PDF)
Budget Planning Worksheet for Undergraduate Students 2012-2013 (PDF)
Checklist for Students 2012-2013 (PDF)
Helpful tool for students to navigate the financial aid process
Computer Budget Adjustment 2012-2013
Submit to request an increase in a student's budget for the cost of a computer
Consortium Agreement Request 2012-2013 (PDF)
DHS Document Verification Request 2012-2013 (PDF) - Submit to our office, along with a copy of alien registration card (front and back)
Emancipated Minor/Legal Guardianship Verification (PDF)
Federal Direct Stafford Loan Application 2012-2013 (electronic form)
Used by students to apply for Federal Direct Stafford loans
Financial Aid Enrollment Update 2012-2013 (electronic form)
GRE Fee Reduction Program Application (PDF)
GMAT Fee Waiver Application (PDF)
Loan Disability Discharge Information 2012-2013 (PDF)
NSLDS Tracking Information Request 2012-2013 (PDF)
Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) Application 2012-2013 (PDF)
Used by Parents to apply for PLUS loan
Pell-Fundable Credential Coursework 2012-2013 (PDF)
Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal 2012-2013 (PDF)
TEACH Disability Discharge Information 2012-2013 (PDF)
TEACH Grant-Eligible Program Plans 2012-2013 (PDF)
Verification of Assets 2012-2013 (PDF)
Verification of Child Support Paid 2012-2013 (PDF)
Verification of Household Size and Number in College 2012-2013 (PDF)
Verification of Parent Income for Non-Tax Filers 2012-2013 (PDF)
Verification of Parent Income For Tax Extension Filers 2012-2013 (PDF)
Verification of Parent Income Tax Filer 2012-2013 (PDF)
Verification of SNAP Received 2012-2013 (PDF)
Verification of Student Income for Non-Tax Filers 2012-2013 (PDF)
Verification of Student Income For Tax Extension Filers 2012-2013 (PDF)
Verification of Student Income Tax Filer 2012-2013 (PDF)

2012 Summer

Summer Financial Aid Information and Application
Summer Financial Aid Change in Enrollment Form (PDF)
Summer Work-Study Information and Application (PDF)

2011/2012 Academic Year

Authorization to Release Information 2011-2012 (electronic form)
Form to request release of financial aid information to third party individual(s)
Dependent Verification Worksheet 2011-2012 (PDF)
To be completed by dependent financial aid recipients selected for federal verification. Requires both parent and student information and signatures.
DHS Document Verification Request 2011-2012 (PDF) - Submit to our office, along with a copy of alien registration card (front and back)
Emancipated Minor/Legal Guardianship Verification (PDF)
Independent Verification Worksheet 2011-2012 (PDF)
To be completed by independent financial aid recipients selected for federal verification. Requires student (and spouse) information and signature.
Loan Disability Discharge Information 2011-2012 (PDF)
Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification 2011-2012 (PDF)
Verification Worksheet - Dependent 2011-2012 (PDF)
To be completed by dependent financial aid recipients selected for federal verification. Requires both parent and student information and signatures.
Verification Worksheet - Independent 2011-2012 (PDF)
To be completed by independent financial aid recipients selected for federal verification. Requires student (and spouse) information and signature.

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