In order to qualify for financial aid programs at City College of San Francisco, you must meet basic eligibility criteria. Please note, certain financial aid programs may have additional eligibility criteria, such as financial need and minimum enrolled units.

Basic Eligibility Criteria

  • You must meet the citizenship requirement
    • FAFSA Applicants: Must be a U.S. Citizen, Eligible Non-Citizen, or T-Visa Holder
    • Dream Act Applicants: Must be an Undocumented Individual, DACA Recipient, or TPS Recipient who is AB 540/AB 2000/SB 68 eligible or a U-Visa Holder
  • You must have a High School Diploma or one of the following equivalents:
    • General Educational Development (GED) Certificate
    • Certificate of Proficiency from California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)
    • High School Equivalency Credential (HSE) from High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)
    • High School Equivalency Credential (HSE) from Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)
    • Associates in Arts (AA)/Associates in Science (AS) Degree
    • Completion of 60 semester credits applicable towards a Bachelors in Arts (BA)/ Bachelors in Science (BS) Degree
    • Passing an independently administered, approved Ability-to-Benefit Test (only if you were enrolled prior to July 1, 2012)
    • Completing 6 credit hours or 225 clock hours of postsecondary education (only if you were enrolled prior to July 1, 2012)
  • You must register or have registered with Selective Service between the ages of 18-25 if you are male
  • You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress at City College of San Francisco
  • You must not be in default on a federal student loan or owe an overpayment on a federal grant