Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Welcome to the The Financial Aid Office webpage. We are committed to making it possible for all admitted students to attend CIIS regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability. We offer assistance to both domestic and international CIIS students. Financial aid encompasses scholarships, grants, and loans. While complying with all applicable government regulations and donor restrictions, we attempt to extend a personalized, concerned approach to each student's financial needs.


Emily Walker and Jeff Moran are here to answer questions about grants, scholarships, loans, default prevention and counseling, financial planning, work study, financial aid appeals, and more.


California Institute of Integral Studies
4th Floor
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 575-6122
Fax: (415) 575-1268

Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Thursday; 9:00am - 5:00pm Friday

*You do not need to make appointments to discuss your financial aid concerns/questions. Simply drop in or give us a call at (415) 575-6122.

Federal School Code

The Federal School Code for California Institute of Integral Studies is 012154.

Important Dates and Deadlines

"Priority Deadline" means the Financial Aid Office will guarantee the delivery of your award letter before the start date of your class and your funds will arrive on time.

*Note: Student must have filed their appropriate academic year FAFSA.

  • Fall-Spring: May 01
  • Spring-Summer: October 15

For undergraduate students only: File your FAFSA before March 2nd each year for Cal Grant consideration.

Disbursement Dates

  • Summer 2013: June 24, 2013
  • Fall 2013: Sept 24, 2013
  • Spring 2014: Feb 13, 2014
  • Summer 2014: June 24, 2014

Additional Links

Check your financial aid status online

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Click here for detailed instructions on how to access your financial aid online system account. Students are encouraged to monitor their federal student loan history at the National Student Loan History.