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Financial Aid

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Although tuition at CMU is affordable some students may view their tuition payments as obstacles to obtaining their degree. Financial Aid assistance is available to those students who qualify and need help with tuition costs. Even if you feel you may not qualify for financial aid due to your income or other reason, you might be surprised at what you may be eligible for. Financial Aid eligibility is determined by many different factors, not just your income.

A financial aid package is intended to help fill the gap between your cost of attendance and you're your ability to pay (your EFC - Expected Family Contribution) and can include a combination of grants and loans offered by the Federal Government. There are subsidized, unsubsidized and Perkins loans. Grants are awarded based on your need and do not need to be repaid and loans are based on grade level and must be repaid. You can find basic loan eligibility criteria and award amounts at http://www.studentaid.ed.gov.

A member of California Miramar University's financial aid staff is available to discuss your eligibility, financial aid options and will be available to assist you in every step of the application process. You may contact the department by phone (858) 653-3000, ext. 12 or email at finaid@calmu.edu. CMU knows that communication is vital in determining the best tuition payment plan for you and also offers tuition payments for those students who wish to pay their tuition without assistance.

If you would like to see what you might be eligible to receive in grants or loans please complete the FAFSA application at www.fafsa.ed.gov. In order to complete and sign the application electronically on the FAFSA website you will need a pin number. You are encouraged to apply for one before you complete the FAFSA at www.pin.ed.gov or you will also be prompted to apply for one at the end of FAFSA application process. You will then need to go back to the website and submit your signature via your pin. You will need the following information to complete the FAFSA:

  • You're most recent year's tax return information for yourself and your spouse if applicable.
  • California Miramar University's school code (04189700).
  • Male students ages 18- 26 are required to register with the selective service if you are not already. Please go to https://www.sss.gov/regver/wfverification.aspx to register or verify your previous registration.

Once your FAFSA is signed and submitted a tentative award letter with amounts you may be eligible to receive along with disbursement dates will be sent to you. Please note that this is not a guarantee of financial aid funds as you will need to complete and submit additional documentation to the financial aid department at CMU. In order to receive any student loans or grants you will need to be enrolled in classes more than half time and will need to maintain satisfactory academic progress to keep any funding applied to your tuition. Not all California Miramar University degree programs are eligible to receive federal financial aid, please contact the CMU financial aid office for approved programs.

Entrance Counseling Requirement

Completing the Entrance Counseling is required before any financial aid funding can be applied to your tuition. In order to complete the entrance counseling electronically at the website (www.studentloans.gov) you will need to have applied for and activated your federal pin number (www.pin.ed.gov). The financial aid department is available to assist you. Simply call 858-653-3000, ext 12.

Financial Aid Calculator

In an effort to assist families to gauge what aid the student may be awarded and make arrangements to cover the cost of attendance, CMU is pleased to provide this student aid calculator as a guide to assist in early financial planning for college. This calculator will provide a preliminary estimate of federal and institutional aid eligibility. Visit the link below for more information or simply call or email our financial aid office and we will be happy to help.

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Constitution Day

  • Established in 2006 when President Bush signed Public Law 108-447 designating September 17th as Constitution Day.
  • Constitution Day became the goal of Louise Leigh (former Outreach Director for the California Bicentennial Commission) after she "realized how little most Americans knew about the Constitution."
  • In her words:
    • "It is the most unique government document in the history of mankind. It guarantees our freedom. It is unique in that the government doesn't tell us what to do, we tell the government what to do."
    • "I looked for Constitution Day on calendars, but it was not there."
  • In 1997, she founded an organization and movement to organize Constitution Day celebrations throughout the country with school children, the military, and representatives from every state reciting the preamble simultaneously on September 17th.

    To learn more about Constitution Day click here.

Campus Security Report

The federal government passed a law named the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. 1092(f)). The federal law requires colleges and universities receiving federal student financial aid to disclose reported instances of criminal activity on or around their campuses. This act is enforced by the U. S. Department of Education.

In compliance with the law, California Miramar University (CMU) has produced this report which contains the required information. An emergency response notification will alert students and employees of any significant emergency or dangerous situation involving any threat to the students and employees. If you have any questions, concerns and comments, please contact Ms. Jeannie Foster, Chief Operations Officer at (877) 570.5678 or via electronic mail at Jfoster@calmu.edu.

Office Keys to Campus Facilities

Keys are provided to employees on a need-to enter basis as determined by the appropriate departmental manager. Lost or stolen keys must be reported immediately to Jean Foster. Keys may not be loaned to other staff members, family, and friends or to students.

Public Safety officers will confiscate any keys, which have not been specifically issued to a particular individual. Unauthorized duplication and illegal possession of keys is a misdemeanor crime punishable by law. Refer to California Penal code section 469.

Weapon Possession Policy

It is a serious violation of the law to possess a firearm or certain knives on campus on grounds or within buildings of the College (Section 626.9 of the California penal code)

Substance Abuse Policy

CMU will not tolerate substance abuse and committed to a policy prohibiting the use of illegal drugs or the abuse of legal drugs or alcohol, illegal drugs or the misuse or abuse of legal drugs controlled by law.

Safety and Security Tips

Where:

  • It is very important to us to know exactly where you are when you call.
  • Whenever possible note the location (room, building, street, etc) where the incident occurred.
  • If the perpetrator is no longer near you, try to remember the route he or she took to leave the area.

What

  • Tell us what exactly happened

When

  • Tell us when the incident occurred and approximately how long.

Who

  • Describe the perpetrator's characteristics (hair color, race, height, weight, clothing and any markings (such as moles, tattoos, etc.)

How

  • Be prepared to explain how the incident occurred.

Student Resources

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest, National Network) Hotline
1-800-656-4673

Alternatives to Domestic Violence
24-Hour Crisis Line (800)339-7233

Safety Tips

On campus tips
Be aware of your surroundings at all times
Avoid and use caution when walking through parking lots.
Keep personal belongings in view while in class.
Learn self-defense techniques by enrolling in classes.

Vehicle Tips
Lock your vehicle
Park in a well-life area
Lock Valuables
Keeps Record of your VIN and car registration information

Apartment Tips
Sleep safely in a locked room or apartment
Report Defective Locks to your landlord
After losing a key have your locks changed

Safety Procedures

Any emergency or criminal action must be immediately reported to the Chief Operations Officer or Dean/CAO. You must contact local authorities through 9-11. To ensure prompt and accurate record keeping, criminal activity must be documented as quickly as possible on the campus Incident log maintained by the School Director. In the event of campus disciplinary action in cases of alleged sex offenses, perpetrator will be information of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sex offense. Any perpetrator who is found guilty will be dismissed from CMU.

CAMPUS ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT

In accordance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, and as amended, Pacific College collects the following crime statistics as the basis for this Annual Security Report (ASR), published by October 1, is made available to students, employees, and applicants for enrollment or employment.

Crimes Reported for the following location: 9750 Miramar Rd., Ste. 180, San Diego, Ca 92126 The following statistics show the total criminal offenses, hate crimes and arrests/referrals for campus disciplinary action that occurred at the main location. These statistics encompass the campus, buildings & property and public property surrounding the campus:

 

2012

 

 

2013

 

 

Criminal Offenses

On Campus

Non-campus buildings and property

Public Property*

On Campus

Non-campus buildings and property

Public Property*

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary/
Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

Criminal Homicide:

0

0

0

0

0

0

Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses:

0

0

0

0

0

0

Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

Non-Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

0

0

0

0

0

0

Should a hate crime be reported, it will be identified by hate crime category (race, gender, religion, etc.).


Arrests/Persons Referred for Campus Disciplinary Action

 

2012

 

 

2013

 

 

Hate Crimes

On Campus

Non-campus buildings and property

Public Property*

On Campus

Non-campus buildings and property

Public Property*

Liquor Law Violations:

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arrests

0

0

0

0

0

0

Disciplinary Action

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Abuse Violations:

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arrests

0

0

0

0

0

0

Disciplinary Action

0

0

0

0

0

0

Weapons Possessions:

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arrests

0

0

0

0

0

0

Disciplinary Action

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

0

0

0

0

0

0

*Public property includes all thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities that are within the campus, or adjacent to and accessible from the campus.