Students planning to transfer into OTIS must submit their FAFSA for the school year they are planning to attend and include OTIS' Federal School Code (001251) if they wish to receive financial aid.
New federal loan documents (Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note) will be required even if they are currently receiving Federal student loans at another school.
Always view your outstanding requirements on your Otis Self Service.
Things for Transfer Students to Keep in Mind:
- Make sure you have exited properly from your previous school and have notified their Financial Aid Department so that no duplicate disbursements occur.
(Disbursement from your previous school means that the Otis Financial Aid Office cannot offer the same amount of aid or may have to delay your aid until the previous school has returned funds.)
- Students with California State Grants (Cal Grant) should file a "Change of School" through the webgrant portal.
(If a student is going to be away for a term or more, the student should file a Leave of Absence Form with the California Student Aid Commission.)
ATTENTION: CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFER STUDENTS
Students who are already Cal Grant eligible and who are attending Community College, should take note that Entitlement Cal Grants are only for 4 years. Using your Entitlement Cal Grant while at Community College will reduce your annual elgibility award level. However, students may request a 'community college leave of absence' so that they may use their full eligibility at the school they transfer to.
Students currently attending a California Community College may be eligible for a Transfer Entitlement Cal Grant, please read www.calgrants.org to learn more about this program.
You must meet the following criteria to be considered for the California Community College Transfer Entitlement Cal Grant program:
- Graduated from a California High School or taken the GED after June 30, 2000
- Currently attend a community college with more than 24 semester or 36 quarter units
- Intend to transfer to a bachelor degree-granting college
- Have at least a 2.4 community college GPA
- Meet the Calgrant Income and Asset eligibility standards
- Are under the age of 28 as of Dec 31 of the award year
- Applied before the March 2nd deadline