Other loans are available to help students who are military personnel, have a high debt load, or may need additional loan sources to meet their financial obligations.
Loan Cancellation/Repayment Programs for Military
The U.S. Army offers a repayment program for eligible soldiers serving in certain military specialties. The Army repays $1,500 or one-third (1/3), whichever is greater, of an eligible soldier's Federal Loan for each year of active service completed in the occupational specialty.
One or more federal education loans may be combined or consolidated into a new loan. Students often consolidate loans to extend repayment when debt is high or when multiple loans with different interest rates are held. While consolidation can extend repayment for up to 30 years, consolidated loans often carry higher interest rates, and extending repayment terms increases the amount of interest paid. For more information, visit Loan Consolidation at http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/consolidation.jsp?tab=repaying.
Commercial banks offer a variety of loan options for college students. Take time to research several sources and compare rates and terms; the interest rates and associated costs of commercial loans may be higher than other types of student loans.
Don't Forget to File a FAFSA for Each Year
Students must apply each year to obtain financial aid or to continue receiving aid by submitting a FAFSA. FAFSA deadline for priority consideration is March 2.
Contact the Office of Financial Aid:
The Enrollment Information Center (EIC) is located on the first floor of the Student Services and Administration Building on the Hayward Campus. The EIC is open Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours during the first five days of each quarter: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Call (510) 885-2784; or FAX (510) 885-2161. Telephone assistance is available Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. We are not available by phone on Fridays, please call back on Monday or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Academic Service Center, Concord Campus is Open Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. for Admission, Financial Aid, and Registrar general questions.
Financial aid counselor appointments are available the second Tuesday of each month from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Call (925) 602-6700
Contact Student Financial Services:
Student Financial services is located on the first floor of the Student Services and Administration Building on the Hayward Campus.
Open Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 – 4:30 pm.
Call (510) 885-3767
Offices Closed on Holidays
The above listed hours of operation are subject to change, and not applicable when the University is closed for regularly scheduled holidays.