Next Steps- How to Access your Financial Aid Information
When you apply for financial aid and list Cal Maritime as a school to receive your information, the Department of Education and the California Student Aid Commission sends us your application electronically. Additionally, the federal processor will send you a confirmation that your FAFSA was successfully processed- we suggest that you TAKE THE TIME and REVIEW the FAFSA information carefully. Errors can be costly and impact your eligibly for financial aid.
Once you are admitted, review your "To Do List"
After Cal Maritime receives your FAFSA and you are admitted to the college we review the information and determine if you were selected for a process called "verification". If selected, you will need to submit verification documents to the Financial Aid Office. The most common requests are income verification forms, tax transcripts, and household size verification forms. All of our financial aid forms can be found HERE.
The Financial Aid Office notifies you if you were selected for verification in two ways. First, we will place any requests for information on your "To Do List" viewable through Self Service in the PeopleSoft area of your student portal. Second, we will send an email to your CSUM email account letting you know that we have placed items on your "To Do List."
For more information about how to use the IRS DRT, or how and when a transcript can be ordered, click HERE.
Receiving your Award Package
You will be notified through your CSUM email when your financial aid awards are posted in your Student Center and ready to review. Your Financial Aid Package may include aid from sources such as the federal, state and university aid programs. The Financial Aid Office corrdinates all known sources of financial aid on you behalf. To view your awards:
Click on the PeopleSoft Student Service icon- this will bring you to your Student Center
The accept/decline financial aid link will be located in the Finances section of the Student Center- in the middle of the page
Accepted financial aid is disbursed to your Cal Maritime account no sooner than ten days prior to the start of the term, and offsets any outstanding charges you may have. If you have more charges than aid, then you will be responsible for paying the difference. If you have more aid than charges, the difference will be refunded to you at the start of the term.