FINANCIAL AID

HUX Financial Aid website: http://www.csudh.edu/fin_aid/hux.htm

Steps to Receive a Federal Loan

Applying for a Federal Student Loan

NOTE: All information about government loans on this page refers to the United States government. Requires of other countries for granting student loans likely will differ.

Students who wish to apply for financial aid should call the Financial Aid Office's Automated Information System at (310) 243-3647 to request the current academic year's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Leave a message with your name, social security number and complete address. The FAFSA is the basic document required to apply for Financial Aid. You can also file your FAFSA online through "FAFSA on the Web." The website is located at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov . Be sure to print the signature page and mail it to the processor to avoid delays in the processing of your financial aid application.

Mail the complete FAFSA application in the envelope provided to the processing center address. Do not send any other documents with the FAFSA. Be sure to request that CSUDH is a recipient of your financial aid information from the processing center. To ensure that we receive your FAFSA information include our Institutional Code 001141 and address-

California State University, Dominguez, Hills,
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747.

Approximately 4-8 weeks after you have submitted your FAFSA you should receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). You may confirm receipt of your FAFSA by completing the postcard attached and mailing it along with the FAFSA to process. To confirm your FAFSA status call (800) 433-3243 Monday- Saturday.

Humanities External Degree- Students Eligibility

As a Humanities External Degree Student, you are eligible to borrow a William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan for up to the full amount of your registration fees. Students must enroll in a minimum of four (4) graduate units per term, maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and have no incomplete grades. When a loan is certified for the current academic year, it will be based on full time (8 units) enrollment plus 1.5% of the loan amount. For example, a loan request for $1240.00 would be increased by 1.5% (rounded up to $19.00) for a revised award of $1259.00. The 1.5% increase is based on the loan fees, which are deducted from your loan processing. The new result will be $1240.00 to cover your registration fees.

Loan Entrance Counseling: Students receiving a loan for the first time, or who took a leave for one year or more are required to complete and return the "William D. Ford Direct Loan Rights and Responsibilities checklist" to the Financial Aid office. You may fulfill the requirement online at the internet web site http://ed.gov/DirectLoan/counsel/. Be sure to print the quiz results/signature page and mail it to the Financial Aid Office at CSUDH:

CSUDH Financial Aid Office
1000 E. Victoria St. - SCC 138A
Carson CA 90747.


OR:

You may request a William D. Ford Direct Entrance Loan Counseling Guide for Borrowers booklet by leaving a message with the Financial Aid Office Automated Information System at (310) 243-3647. Once you have read this booklet, complete and return page 21.This document is used to confirm that you have been advised as to your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower.

Master Promissory Note (MPN): Once a student applies for financial aid the U.S. Department of Education sends the student a Personal Identification Number (PIN). The student is to use the PIN to complete their MPN, which can then be sent to the Financial Aid Office electronically. To complete the Master Promissory Note visit the web site http://dlenote.ed.gov/ This site will also guide you through the process step by step. If you do not have web access please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Questions regarding your Financial Aid application/processing should be directed to:

Michelle Matthews
CSUDH Financial Aid Office
1000 E. Victoria Street - WH B-260
Carson, CA 90747
(310) 243-3691

Email: FinAid@csudh.edu (to request applications/other materials) or mmatthews@csudh.edu (for questions about applications on file)

HUX Financial Aid website: http://www.csudh.edu/fin_aid/hux.htm
Fax: (310) 516-4498 Faxed Promissory Notes are not valid

Office Hours:
Mondays and Thursdays 8am - 6pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8am - 7pm
Fridays 8am - 5pm (PST/PDT)

Summer Hours:
Mondays - Thursday from 10am to 5pm
Fridays from 8am to 12noon (PST/PDT)
(Hours are subject to change without notice.)

Military Educational Programs and Veterans' Assistance
Students participating in DANTES or similar approved military educational assistance programs may submit registration with prearranged partial payments. Registration forms must be accompanied by the student's educational office documents/forms, and must provide names and addresses of educational officers (and billing information when applicable). Students under DANTES assistance will receive reimbursement after grade reports for the term of registration are distributed; students who are assigned Incomplete grades for courses cannot receive reimbursement until all course work is complete.

Students who require veterans assistance may contact the Extended Education Military Assistance Office at (310) 243-2189 or ceemilitary@csudh.edu regarding eligibility, and for pre-admission advisement, veteran's benefit counseling, and other services. Further information is available at www.csudh.edu/military.