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CADAA School Code 00130900

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It is the goal of the Taft College Financial Aid Office to ensure no student be denied access to our quality educational programs because of a lack of funds. Help is available to students with financial need from a number of sources including federal, state and institutional to help pay expenses related to the achievement of an educational goal. Assistance may be available to students in the form of grants, work study and enrollment fee waivers.  

FAFSA/CADAA

Applying for Aid

Financial aid is money available to help students meet college costs.

Canvas Login

Canvas

Login to access College Budgeting 101  and Money Smarts Modules

Chafee Grant

Chafee Grant

Free money for Current/Former Foster Youth for college or career training

Consumer Information

Consumer Information

Brief description of consumer information topics

Contact Us

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, contact us anytime.

Fee & Disbursement Schedule

Fee & Disbursement Schedule

Wondering when you’ll receive your financial aid? Refer to the following information for estimated disbursement dates.

Financial Aid Forms

Financial Aid Forms

Please use the current version of Adobe Reader to view and complete documents.  It can be downloaded for free here.

Financial Aid Verification

Financial Aid Verification

Paperless verification system to submit your financial aid documents electronically using any mobile device or computer.

Food Aid

Food Aid

A federally funded program providing nutrition education, food security, and physical activity programs addressing the needs of eligible families.

GetAnswers

GetAnswers

Get Answers is an online library of short video clips concerning complex financial aid information which is accessible on demand 24/7.

Glossary

Glossary

Definitions of all relevant financial aid terms.

Promise Program

Promise Program

The Promise Program helps recent high school student graduates from our local high schools to remove barriers to continue their education at the post-secondary level.

Refund Choices

Refund Choices

Taft College is committed to delivering financial aid refunds, keeping data, secure and providing students with clear choices.  Taft College has partnered with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. to deliver financial aid refunds to students.

SAP

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Federal regulations regarding academic progress standards for students applying for and receiving federal aid.

Scholarships

Scholarships

There are many scholarships available to qualified students.

Student Loans

Student Loans

A loan is money you borrow and must pay back with interest.

WebGrants 4 Students

WebGrants4Students

This site will allow you to manage your Cal Grant and/or Chafee account(s) online.

Work Study

Work Study

On-campus student employment.

Important Links

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • If you are attending: Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, please complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA

California Dream Act Application

  • If you are attending: Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, please complete the 2021-2022 California Dream Act Application

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Office Hours

Summer
May 24, 2021 – August 12, 2021

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm on campus

Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. off campus
Closed on Fridays

Regular School Year
August 16, 2021 – May 20, 2022
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm on campus
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. off campus

Office hours are subject to change

Important Information

FSA ID

The FSA ID – a username and password – has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites.  Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents.  If you do not already have an FSA ID, you may create one when logging in to fafsa.gov. You can use your FSA ID to sign a FAFSA right away.  Once the Social Security Administration verifies your information in 1-3 days, or if you have linked your PIN to your FSA ID, you will be able to use your FSA ID to access U.S. Department of Education websites.  For help, visit StudentAid.gov/fsaid or call 1-800-433-3243.

E-mail Communication

Throughout the financial aid process, the Financial Aid Office will e-mail students to notify them of the status of the FAFSA application, unsatisfied requirements, a change in financial aid eligibility status and awards.  Most of our notifications are sent directly to the student’s e-mail. Students may view the preferred e-mail address in CougarTracks.  Please be sure to keep the e-mail address current and check the inbox, spam or junk mail regularly for messages from the Taft College Financial Aid Office. There will be instances when the office will send paper notifications to a student’s mailing address. To assure prompt delivery of your information, please be sure the mailing address is kept current in CougarTracks.

Pell Eligibility

The Federal Government recently established new regulations which reduce the duration of a student’s eligibility to receive a Federal Pell Grant from 18 full-time semesters (of it equivalent) to 12 full-time semesters (or its equivalent).  This provision applies to all Federal Pell Grant eligible students effective July 1, 2012.

What does this mean?

Beginning with Fall 2012, a student has 6 years (12 full-time semesters) of total Pell Grant eligibility.  This includes all the years the Pell Grant was received prior to Fall 2012.  All the years the student has received the Federal Pell Grant will be counted toward the 6 years, regardless of when the student began receiving aid. Students will receive a notice if you are getting close to your limit.  If students, have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office.