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The Financial Aid Office will offer online and in person services starting August 2, 2021.

For general questions, please contact us via email at finaid@cerritos.edu . We appreciate your patience with response time as our office is heavily impacted.  You can also join one of our zoom sessions for assistance. See information on dates/times/zoom links below.  You can also call us at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2397.  We are answering phones from 8 am – 7 pm Monday – Thursday, and 8 am – 4:30 pm on Fridays.    

Your health and the well-being of the campus community is our top priority. We want to assure you that we are here to support you.  Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. 

Frequently Asked Questions Related to Financial Aid

Sincerely,
Financial Aid Office

ONLINE SERVICES

Financial Aid Zoom Sessions

General Questions

Monday - Friday 10 - 4pm 
https://cerritos-edu.zoom.us/j/95327007989 

FAFSA and Dream Act Application Zoom Sessions

Monday & Thursday 8 - 4:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 11 - 7 pm
Friday 8 - 4:30 pm
https://cerritos-edu.zoom.us/j/98865749738 

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*Students who need sign language interpreters or real time captioning in order to participate should submit a request to: interpreterrequests@cerritos.edu. All other requests for accommodations should submit a request to: accommodationrequests@cerritos.edu.


 

IN PERSON SERVICES


During this time please remember to follow all COVID-19 safely protocols when visting the campus. Wait times maybe longer then expected we appreciate your patience with response time as our office is heavily impacted. 

Financial Aid Resource Center - Computer Lab

Monday & Thursday 8 - 4:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 11 - 7 pm
Friday Closed (Remote Assistance Available)

Check-in online through QLess, and add yourself to the Financial Aid Resource Center - Computer Lab Line from virtually anywhere.

Get assistance on the following:

  • FAFSA Application
  • Apply for Student Loans
  • BankMobile
  • Check for Disbursement
  • Pending Financial Aid Tasks
  • Check Course Eligibility 
  • Dream Act Application
  • Navigating MyCerritos
  • View your Financial Aid Award
  • Submit Forms
  • Submit SAP Appeal
  • Submit Census Date Appeal
Financial Aid Counter Services

Monday & Thursday 8 - 4:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 11 - 7 pm
Friday Closed (Remote Assistance Available)

Check-in online through QLess, and add yourself to the Financial Aid Counter Services Line from virtually anywhere.

Get assistance on the following:

  • Application Questions
  • BankMobile
  • Cal Grants
  • Disbursements 
  • Status of File
  • General Questions
  • Dream Act / AB540
  • Loans

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Mission Statement

The Financial Aid Office at Cerritos College is here to provide students and the community a better understanding of financial aid programs and services available. Our department is responsible for the review and dissemination of financial resources to assist students in meeting their educational expenses and achieving their educational goals. We are committed to administering our programs with integrity and professionalism. We value and take pride in the diversity of our students and the support we provide in promoting student success.


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At $46 per unit, Cerritos College offers the best financial value to meet your education and career goals. Our professional staff helps students identify available financial resources.

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To download the app, visit the Apple App store or Google Play store at the links below. 

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