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Cuesta College is dedicated to your health and safety during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Following guidelines from the public, state, and federal health authorities our services are limited at this time. To accommodate the needs of our current and prospective students at this time, The Financial Aid Department has transitioned to an online service delivery system. Our campus office services are limited in an effort to eliminate face-to-face transactions. Staff is readily available and will gladly attend to your inquiries by phone or email. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times. For the latest information on Cuesta's response to COVID-19 go to www.cuesta.edu/covid-19
As Student Services continues to provide support for students on campus, we decided to centralize all services on the SLO campus to the Library (Building 3200). Effective, Tuesday March 24, 2020, the following services are available in the Library: Enrollment Services (Admissions and Records), Financial Aid, Transfer Center, Food Pantry, CaFE Program and Chromebook check out.
HOW TO CONTACT FINANCIAL AID
The best way to contact us is through email. Please leave us a detailed message, including your name, student ID#, contact information and details regarding the inquiry.
Live Video Chat (Zoom) (appointments available during service hours only, limited time slots)
Financial Aid Specialists are available to answer your questions via a Zoom Appointment!
During this time Financial Aid hours at the SLO Campus are Monday thru Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
North County Campus Financial Aid hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
San Luis Obispo Campus, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, Building 3200, upstairs of the Library, (805) 546-3143
North County Campus, 2800 Buena Vista Dr, Paso Robles, Building 1000, 2nd Floor, N1125 & N1126, (805) 591-6202
Phone: (805) 546-3143
We will be answering phones and checking voicemails during our service hours. If you call outside of those hours or we are not able to answer your call during our business hours, please leave a voicemail with a detailed message, including your name, student ID#, contact information and details regarding inquiry. Due to limited staffing during this time we will return your call as soon as possible.
Thinking of dropping your classes? Read on to see how it will effect a financial aid student
Excused Withdrawal: If you are a financial aid recipient, this is your best option! The federal government passed the CARES Act, which allows withdrawal without repayment issues or Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) consequences, along with several other benefits for financial aid students.
Pass/No Pass: Financial Aid students should not be adversely affected.
Withdrawal: Financial aid repayment and SAP regulations may apply.
Withdrawal with no record and refund: If you are a financial aid recipient, this is not a recommended option! If you have no record as though you were not in classes, you may not have established eligibility for financial aid. If you choose this option, you may be required to repay all the financial aid you received.
Note: If you are a surviving spouse or surviving child of a deceased person killed in the performance of active law enforcement or active fire suppression and prevention duties under Section 68120.7, you are eligible for a tuition waiver.
Are you sure that you're in a major that is eligible for financial aid?