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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The Federal Pell Grant program provides need-based grants to students and determined by the US Department of Education. Federal Pell Grant are awarded to undergraduate students who qualify and the amounts can change yearly. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $6,095 for the 2018–19 award year (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019). Grants can be used for tuition, fees and living expenses. Students can be enrolled less than half time. When you file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you are automatically considered for a Federal Pell Grant. Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will determine if you qualify and the amount of the award.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a need-based federal grant available to students with the most exceptional financial need who have not yet received a bachelor's degree. The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant ranges between $100 and $4000 a year. Funding is limited, and priority is given to students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, and then to other undergraduate students with the greatest need.
Cal Grant A assists with tuition and fees. There are two Cal Grant A awards: Entitlement and Competitive. There is also a Cal Grant A award for students transferring from a California Community College to a four-year college.
Every graduating high school senior who has at least a 3.0 GPA, meets the financial and academic requirements and applies on time will receive a Cal Grant A Entitlement Award.
Other eligible students who have at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for a Cal Grant A Competitive Award. Selection is based on a composite score that takes into consideration your family's income, parent's educational level, GPA, time out of high school and other factors, such as whether you come from a single-parent household or are a former foster youth.
Cal Grant B provides a living-allowance and tuition and fees assistance for low-income students. Awards for most first-year students are limited to an allowance for books and living expenses. When renewed or awarded beyond the freshman year, the award also helps pay for tuition and fees. The award for tuition and fees is the same as that for Cal Grant A. There are two types of Cal Grant B awards, Entitlement and Competitive. There is also a Cal Grant B award for students transferring from a California Community College to a four-year college.
Every graduating high school senior who has at least a 2.0 GPA, meets the financial and eligibility requirements and applies on time will receive a Cal Grant B Entitlement Award.
Other eligible students who have at least a 2.0 GPA may apply for a Cal Grant B Competitive Award. Selection is based on a composite score that takes into consideration your family's income, parent's educational level, GPA, time out high school and other factors, such as whether you come from a single-parent household or are a former foster youth.
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.