The chart below outlines the estimated cost to attend Summer Institute, however, it is expected that EOP students will receive full grants and scholarships to attend. EOP and low-income students selected to participate in SI, will have full financial assistance to cover the costs of the program as long as they file the 2016-2017 FAFSA. (See below)

SI 2017 Student Budget *
Registration Fees










Total Student Budget


*This student budget is the same as "cost of attendance" and is used for financial aid purposes. Additional program costs are not reflected here and are covered through Cal Poly and Student Academic Services.

Financial Aid is Available!

Financial aid to attend Summer Institute is available! SI applicants MUST COMPLETE the on-line FAFSA for the 2016-2017 year, utilizing tax information from 2015.

Please note that it is the 2016-2017 FAFSA!! This may be confusing on the FAFSA site, but know that our Financial Aid Office will use that FAFSA for summer 2017 awards. It is important that you file the 2016-2017 FAFSA or you will not have Financial Aid for SI.

The 2016-2017 FAFSA will also require you to report 2015 income information. If you have a 2017-2018 FAFSA, print a Student Aid Report and use it to complete your 2016-2017 FAFSA.

How to View/Print your Student Aid Report (SAR)

Your Student Aid Report (SAR) summarizes information you submit on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In order to view/print your SAR, follow these directions:

  1. Go to
  2. Click "Login"
  3. Enter your FAFSA ID, or enter the student's information
  4. Under "My FAFSA" click the tab for the 2017-2018 academic aid year
  5. Click the hyperlink "View or Print your Student Aid Report (SAR):
  6. Click either "Print this page" or "View Student Aid Report (PDF)"

You may want to view your SAR as a PDF which you can then save/print.

To complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA, log-in and select "Start 2016-2017 FAFSA" as shown below.

select current year Fafsa application

Don't delay, file your FAFSA immediately to ensure all documentation is processed in a timely manner and your award is finalized in time to make the required payments associated with attending Summer Institute.

If you have any questions regarding Financial Aid to attend SI, it is important that you contact the Summer Institute staff at 805-756-2301 or e-mail us at

* Note to AB 540/Dream Act Students

You do not need to file the 2016-2017 FAFSA. We will be utilizing your submitted 2017-2018 CA Dream Act Application.

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