March 11, 2020
As a smaller college with a single location, thus far we have been able to effectively maintain a safe space.
Cogswell has taken multiple steps to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff including the following:
In the event there is a confirmed case or we are made aware of an exposure, we will immediately notify all constituents and outline next steps.
In the meantime, classes will continue as scheduled.
March 9, 2020
From the Provost & Chief Academic Officer
Dear Cogswell Community,
I hope the spring semester is progressing nicely. The safety of our community continues to be a primary focus of the College. With all the attention in the news media regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), I ask everyone to help prevent its spread (as well as any other infectious illnesses) by observing a few simple procedures.
All entrances to the building—including the main, front entrance—will remain locked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Current students, faculty, and staff must use their ID badge to gain access to the building at all times. You must wear your badge in a manner that is easily visible while on campus. Students, faculty, and staff who do not have a badge will need to check in at the front desk and be issued a temporary name tag. This name tag will be effective for 24 hours. All Cogswell guests will be required to register at the front desk. They will be issued a name badge to be worn while visiting the campus.These increased security measures will only work if we are all vigilant. Safety is everyone’s business. While on campus, please be observant of those around you. If you see someone in the building without a visible Cogswell ID or a visitor badge, please notify a member of the faculty or staff. Also, be cognizant of those around you while entering the building—do not open the doors or hold doors open for individuals without a visible ID.
Even with these safety measures in place, we recognize that emergency situations may arise. In the event that an emergency requires us to evacuate the building, please:
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Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). File your FAFSA for FREE at https://www.fafsa.gov. The Cogswell University of Silicon Valley Title IV code for the FAFSA is 001177.
Yes. You may estimate income information in order to complete the FAFSA. Be sure to update this information after your taxes have been completed.
No. However, you must be admitted to receive a final financial aid award letter.
Yes. Your financial situation must be reassessed each year.
No. However, to be considered for scholarships where financial need is a criteria, you must complete the FAFSA.
Call the US Department of Education's Public Inquiry Contractor: 800.4.FED.AID, contact the financial aid office, or check the status of your FAFSA online at https://fafsa.gov.
This is the amount that the federal government has determined your family can contribute to your education throughout the year. This number is not your final costs to the college, rather, it’s used when determining eligibility for certain financial aid programs, including the Federal Pell Grant.
A promissory note is a signed legal document that indicates your promise to repay your student loan and formalizes your agreement to abide by its terms and conditions. The Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) is a contract between you and your lender and is good for either a single or multiple academic years. The Master Promissory Note may be completed at https://studentloans.gov.
A disclosure statement is an estimate of the actual cost of your loan and includes interest rates, fees, loan balance, and the size and number of payments. Due to the variable nature of interest rates and your individual circumstances, the actual cost of the loan may change.
Yes. You have the freedom to prepay all or part of you loans without penalty.
You may contact the Financial Aid Office at 408.498.5100, or stop by and we will provide you with detailed Financial Aid assistance.
When you’re ready to apply or just want more information about getting started, visit our Admissions section. Or give us a call at 800.264.7955. We'll be happy to help you find details on college application requirements, school tuition and navigating the financial aid process.
If you are currently in college housing, you need to submit one of the two forms to either indicate your intent to renew for the next term, or to vacate at the end of this trimester.