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The Priority Deadline for all missing documents is June 15th.

Please Note: Documents will still be accepted after this date, however, the Financial Aid Office cannot guarantee that verification will be complete before the Payment Due Date. Our office encourages you to make arrangements with Student Accounts if you are unable to submit all your required documents before the June 15th deadline. 

Here are the required units for each enrollment status:


Full-Time - 12; 13-18 units

3/4 Time - 9-11 units

1/2 Time - 6-8 units


**Remember to notify the Financial Aid Office if your number of enrolled units is changed or adjusted, as this could affect your Financial Aid award letter.**

If you are interested in Study Abroad you will first want to attend an information session.  For more information about Study Abroad click here

Only state, federal and private aid will be available - no institutional aid will be provided (CBU Grant, MKIN, merit scholarships, etc). Examples of aid that can be used towards Study Abroad: CAL Grant, Pell Grant, sub/unsub loans, PLUS Loan, and private loans.

Check out iGrad - a site for all students (Undergrad/OPS/Graduate) to improve their money management, career and student loan skills, financial lessons, and more!

Withdrawal from the university (all classes) during any semester, whether official or unofficial, may require the return of federal and state financial aid and state financial aid, and the reduction or loss of some institutional aid. 

A calculation will be performed to determine the amount, if any, of the Title IV aid (Pell Grant, FSEOG, Direct Loans, Perkins Loans, PLUS Loans) earned by the student for the days in which he/she attended, up to the date of withdrawal. The student is responsible for any balance owed to the university.

In order to complete an official withdrawal, a student needs to complete a Petition to Withdraw available in Enrollment Services. Ceasing to attend class without proper notification to the university will result in an unofficial withdrawal. A calculation will still be performed to determine aid earned and some aid may be returned.

More details can be found here

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Office Information
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Address: Financial Aid Office - 8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA. 92504
Phone: 951-343-4236
Please call the office to schedule an appointment so we can best serve you.
The Financial Aid Office is located in the Horn Academic Wing of the Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, in room B117.
You may scan your documents and email them to
Please Direct Your General Financial Aid Questions to: Financial Aid Office
Financial Aid Advisors   
Jeffrey Kiefer
Financial Aid Counselors
Counselor, Athletes and Faculty/Staff Waivers
Daley Roche
Counselor, Traditional Students - A-C, & Aviation
Counselor, Traditional Students - D-H
Counselor, Traditional Students - I-M
Counselor, Traditional Students - N-Sm
Outreach Coordinator & Counselor, Traditional Students - Sn-U
Assistant Director of Traditional Undergraduate Program - V-Z

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

The FAFSA is required for state, federal, and some institutional aid.  You need to complete a new/renewal FAFSA each academic year. To fill out the FAFSA, you will need both the parents and students demographic & financial information.

The FAFSA will produce an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) number. Your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college, nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. It is a number used by CBU to calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive.

If you are selected for verification, you will need to submit additional demographic & financial information to CBU.  This will be done through "Verify My FAFSA" online. Verification is intended to improve the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA.

Click Here to complete the FAFSA - The 2018-2019 FAFSA is now open!

Click Here for more information on the EFC

Click Here to complete verification online

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