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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.


Forms & Publications

2015-2016 Forms
  1. Financial Aid Renewal Application (Non- FAFSA Filers) - Continuing Students only (pdf)
  2. Named Scholarship Application - Continuing Students only (DEADLINE: February 16, 2015)
  3. Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (DOE Website)
  4. FERPA Release of Information (pdf)
  5. Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (pdf)
  6. Cal Grant B Subsistence Authorization (pdf)
  7. Cal Grant Webgrant (CA HS Graduation Certification Form Online)
  8. Loan Change Form (pdf)
  9. Military Yellow Ribbon Request for Participation (pdf)
  10. Institutional Financial Aid Appeal Form (pdf)
  11. Standard Verification Worksheet – Dependent (pdf)
  12. Standard Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  13. Child Support Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  14. Child Support Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  15. Custom Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  16. Custom Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  17. Aggregate Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  18. Aggregate Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  19. Household Resources Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  20. Household Resources Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  21. Asset Information Verification - Dependent (pdf)
  22. Asset Information Verification - Independent (pdf)

Professional Judgment

  1. Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal (pdf)
  2. Income Adjustment Form (pdf)
  3. Independent Status Appeal (pdf)

 Public Service Loan Forgiveness Employer Certification

2014-2015 Forms
  1. Loan Change Form (pdf)
  2. Institutional Financial Aid Appeal Form (pdf)
  3. Standard Verification Worksheet – Dependent (pdf)
  4. Standard Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  5. Child Support Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  6. Child Support Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  7. Custom Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  8. Custom Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  9. Aggregate Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  10. Aggregate Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  11. Household Resources Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  12. Household Resources Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  13. Asset Information Verification - Dependent (pdf)
  14. Asset Information Verification - Independent (pdf)
General Advice

The Financial Aid Office may request copies of the following documents from the student and/or parents:

  • Social Security Card
  • Driver's License
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Tax form 1040 & W2
  • Selective Service registration