FINANCIAL AID OFFICE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE PETITIONS

We understand that your family may be suffering financially from the Covid-19 economic shutdown or other outside factors (job loss, loss of hours/income, extensive medical expenses, death in the family, private school tuition, or another extenuating circumstance). If your family has experienced financial hardship, we invite you to complete the form below to see if you qualify for a Special Circumstance Petition:

 

For the 2021-2022 academic year: Please contact the Financial Aid Office by email at finaid@calbaptist.edu to inquire about the application.

 

Click here to complete the Special Circumstance Petition Request Form for 2022-2023.

 

For all other inquiries, you may contact our office by email at FinAid@calbaptist.edu. If you need to contact your counselor directly, you can email them directly for the quickest response, or you may schedule a phone or video appointment!

 

You and your family may be eligible for federal, state, or local assistance and we want to make sure you have the tools and information necessary to access it! Please visit the Financial Fitness page for more guidance.

 

 

The 2022-2023 FAFSA is now available! Make sure you complete yours early to avoid missing any deadlines. Click HERE to fill out your FAFSA! 

If you would like to speak with a counselor to review your financial aid offer, ask questions about scholarships, grants, and loans, or you need help understanding the financial aid process, please find your counselor below and click the link to make a phone or video appointment. For Online students, please email FinAidOPS@calbaptist.edu.

**If you have questions about your charges, balance/credit, refund, tuition and fee agreement, payment plans, making a payment, etc. please contact Student Accounts.***

Traditional Student Counselors

Phone Appointment

Video Call Appointment

 

For Immediate Needs and Questions

Samantha Shroll – Traditional Students, A-E

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sshroll@calbaptist.edu

Traditional Students, F-L

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finaid@calbaptist.edu

Lizette Leon – Traditional Students, M-R

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lleon@calbaptist.edu

Angelica Leon – Traditional Students, S-Z & Dream Act Students

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aleon@calbaptist.edu

Jakob Baker –  Athletes (Baseball, Cheer, Softball, Track & Field,

Water Polo, Men's Basketball, Women's Golf)

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jabaker@calbaptist.edu

Danielle Wolf – Athletes (Dance, Soccer, Stunt, Swim & Dive, Volleyball, Wrestling, Women's Basketball, Men's Golf)

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dwolf@calbaptist.edu

Melissa Williams – Outreach & Financial Literacy (Budgeting, saving, credit, private scholarships, debt, etc.)

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mewilliams@calbaptist.edu

 

 

Graduate Student Counselors

 

 

Phone Appointment 

 

 

 

 

For Immediate Needs and Questions

Lauren Trevino - Main Campus Graduate and Doctoral Students - A-K

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ltrevino@calbaptist.edu

Daphne Nance - Main Campus Graduate and Doctoral Students - L-Z

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dnance@calbaptist.edu

 

Online 

Online Undergraduate & Graduate Students – for immediate needs or to set-up a phone appointment, email finaidops@calbaptist.edu.

 

 

If you have questions or issues with submitting the correct verification documents or issues with Student Forms, please make an appointment with a Financial Aid Technician.

Verification/Student Form Issues

Phone Appointment

Morning Time Slots (Verification/Student Forms questions only)

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Afternoon Time Slots (Verification/Student Forms questions only)

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Verification of Non-Filing - All Independent students, and parents of dependent students, who did not file taxes and are selected for FAFSA verification will be required to submit a Verification of Non-Filing Letter from the IRS. If the individual is denied the document from the IRS, or does not receive the document after 10 business days of the request, please submit the completed the form below to the Student Forms portal.

Need help completing your 2022-23 or 2023-24 FAFSA? Schedule a meeting with a Financial Aid Technician for the assistance you need!

 

FAFSA Completion Assistance with Brooke Gorman

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FAFSA Completion Assistance with Shayda Hernandez

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FAFSA Completion Assistance (Spanish Speaking)

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 Video chat and screen sharing will be available. Please login to studentaid.gov prior to your appointment.

 

**PLEASE NOTE: FAFSA Assistance Appointments are for students who have NOT completed the FAFSA and need help doing so. In order to request a Phone appointment please ensure the student has created their FSA ID (https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch ) before scheduling**

 

If you have already completed the FAFSA and/or have a Financial Aid Offer, please do not submit an appointment request here.

All Financial Aid Offer Letter questions should be directed to the student’s Financial Aid Counselor. If you have questions regarding balances and payments to the University, please contact the Student Accounts Office at 951-343-4371 or studentaccounts@calbaptist.edu.

 

WHO CAN COMPLETE THE FAFSA?

For Eligibility requirements please visit: https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/eligibility/requirements

 

Below you will find instructional videos on how to view and accept your financial aid, complete and submit verification documents, and complete your loan documents (Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling).

 

Contact Information 
Phone: (951) 343-4236
OPS Main Office: (951) 343-3900
Address: Main Campus Financial Aid Office - 8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504
               OPS Office - 10370 Hemet Street, Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92503 
 
You may scan your documents and email them to finaid@calbaptist.edu
 
Main Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
OPS Office
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
 
Appointments 
Please click here to schedule an appointment.
 
Location
The Financial Aid Office is located in the Yeager Center, in room D118.
 
Please Direct Your General Financial Aid Questions to:
 
 
 
Financial Aid Advisors 
 
 

 
Financial Aid Counselors
 
NCAA Coordinator, Athletes (Baseball, Cheer, Softball, Track & Field, Water Polo, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Golf)
 
Danielle Wolf
NCAA Coordinator, Athletes (Dance, Soccer, Stunt, Swim & Dive, Volleyball, Wrestling, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Golf)
 
Counselor, Traditional Students - A-E
  

Counselor, Traditional Students - F-L
 
Counselor, Traditional Students - M-R
 
Angelica Leon
Senior Counselor, Traditional Students - S-Z & Dream Act Students
 
Outreach Coordinator
 
Assistant Director of Traditional Undergraduate Students
 
Director of Traditional Undergraduate Program
 
Director of Graduate and Online Financial Aid
 
Rosaria Lawrie
Counselor, Online & Graduate Online
  
Stephanie Bitanga
Counselor, Online & Graduate Online
 
Giselle Brown
Counselor, Online & Graduate Online
 
Timeathea Walker
Counselor, Online & Graduate Online
 
Counselor, Graduate Main Campus Students
 
Counselor, Graduate Main Campus Students
  
 
Financial Aid Technicians
 
Financial Aid Technician - Please e-mail the technician with your questions about financial aid documents and "Student Forms"
 
Financial Aid Technician - Please e-mail the technician with your questions about financial aid documents and "Student Forms"
 
 
Financial Aid Administration
  
Senior Special Programs Coordinator
 
Assistant Director of Special Programs and Military Benefits
 
Financial Aid Systems Analyst
 
Director of Financial Aid System Operations & Communication
 
Sonya Lopez
Director of Loan Services 
 
Chantel Barreras
Loan Counselor
 
Melissa Dick
Loan Counselor
  
Kyle Perry
Senior Loan Counselor
 
Courtney Collette
Administrative Assistant to Financial Aid Office
 
George Jenkins
Director of Financial Aid Federal & State Aid programs & Compliance 
 
Joshua Morey 
Senior Director of Financial Aid
 

At California Baptist University Financial Aid Administrators are dedicated to excellence in the service provided for students.  It is the staff's common goal to assist students in making informed decisions regarding their financial needs while pursuing their college education.

 

It is our commitment to:

Facilitate students in the pursuit of their purpose:   By providing financial assistance, we open doors for many students who would otherwise be unable to achieve their educational goals.

Pursue excellence in our field:   We dedicate ourselves to integrity within our profession, striving to adhere to all federal, state, and university regulations.   We commit to the constant bettering of ourselves through training so as to work to the very best of our ability.
 
Honor God with our actions and our words:   In both our professional and personal life, we strive to bring honor to God. We are mindful of the words we speak, the actions that we take and the attitudes we put forth. We recognize that we are His reflection to the world.
 
 

Disclosures and Notifications

Complaint Notice

CBU provides the following link(s) in order to comply with federal regulations that require us to provide students and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with state officials or agencies that would handle any student complaints:

http://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/complaint.shtml

www.calbaptist.edu/HEOA  

 

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