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What is a Conditional Offer?

In some cases, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office may require additional information from you before we can make an official offer of financial aid. Until we receive and review that additional information, you will have “conditional awards” in the My Finances section of CalCentral. This conditional offer is an estimate of your financial aid eligibility and is subject to change. You will be notified of your conditional award status in CalCentral.

You may receive conditional awards for the following reasons:

  • You may have been selected for a process called verification. You will find more information under the Task in CalCentral. Your financial aid awards will remain conditional, and subject to change, until the verification process is completed.
  • Students that applied for aid using the California Dream Act Application must have their AB540 eligibility confirmed by the Residency Office. Be sure to complete your Statement of Legal Residence as soon as possible.