Federal Direct Loan Requirement- Beginning 2015, all students borrowing Federal Direct Student Loans for the first time at COM must attend a loan workshop before completing a Loan Request Form.
SPRING 2016 SEMESTER LOAN WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
Kentfield Campus: Every Wednesday at 12:00pm/Noon & 5:00pm beginning Wednesday, January 20 through March 16 in the new Academic Center, Room 238. NO WORKSHOPS 3/2/16.
Indian Valley Campus: Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12:00pm/Noon beginning Tuesday, January 19 through March 15 in the Main Building 27, Room 112 1st Floor.
All students enrolling or wishing to enroll in an academic or vocational program at College of Marin may apply for student financial assistance. Eligible students receive funds from a variety of federal, state and community programs to help cover school and living expenses.
Board of Governors Fee Waiver Changes
IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID ALERT!
Beginning 2016-17 academic year, the Board of Governors Fee Waiver will be implementing academic standards. All grades will be used to determine BOG eligibility for 2016-2017.
The Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver is available for eligible students at California community colleges, and will waive your per-unit enrollment fee at any community college throughout the state. Once you've qualified for the BOG Fee Waiver, it's important to ensure that you're meeting the academic and progress standards in order to avoid losing the fee waiver:
ACADEMIC - Sustain a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
PROGRESS - Complete at least 50% of your coursework.
COMBINATION OF ACADEMIC AND PROGRESS STANDARDS.
How will I know?
You'll be notified within 30 days of the end of each term if you are being placed on either Academic (GPA) and/or Progress (Course Completion) probation. Your notification will include the information that a second term of probation will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility. After the second consecutive term of probation, you may lose eligibility for the fee waiver at your next registration opportunity.
How to regain eligibility:
If you lose eligibility for the BOG Fee Waiver, there are a few ways that you can have it reinstated:
• Improve your GPA or Course Completion measures to meet the academic and progress standards
The appeals process for extenuating circumstances includes:
• Verified accidents, illness or other circumstances beyond your control
Please note that foster youth and former foster youth (age 24 years and younger) are not subject to loss of the BOG Fee Waiver under these regulations.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Enrollment Services/Financial aid office. Stop by the Enrollment Services Office at either Campus to pick-up an informational brochure.
WebGrants 4 Students (WGS)
WebGrants 4 Students (WGS) is your portal for Cal Grant, Chafee and Middle Class Scholarship awards. The California Student Aid Commission contacts students via email so it is critical that you keep this information correct on your WGS account.
College of Marin Financial Aid Office Mission
The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to assist students and their families in funding educational costs as the College of Marin. We are committed to removing financial barriers that would otherwise prevent students from achieving their educational goals. In addition, we strive to deliver high quality services with professional competency and concern. Respect for the dignity of students and the privacy of confidential information is central to our mission and we are dedicated to the equitable treatment of all applicants.
The Financial Aid and Admissions and Records Offices have merged to become the Office of Enrollment Services. Please click here for office hours and services offered.
For additional information, you may email the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com.