Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Forms & Publications

 
2016-2017 Forms
  1. Financial Aid Renewal Application (Non- FAFSA Filers) - Continuing Students only (pdf)
  2. FERPA Release of Information (pdf)
  3. Cal Grant B Subsistence Authorization (pdf)
  4. Loan Change Form (pdf)
  5. Military Yellow Ribbon Request for Participation (pdf)
  6. Institutional Financial Aid Appeal Form (pdf)
  7. Standard Verification Worksheet – Dependent (pdf)
  8. Standard Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  9. Custom Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  10. Custom Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  11. Aggregate Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  12. Aggregate Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  13. Household Resources Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  14. Household Resources Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  15. Asset Information Verification - Dependent (pdf)
  16. 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

 
2015-2016 Forms
  1. Otis Exit Counseling Handout (pdf)
  2. Financial Aid Renewal Application (Non- FAFSA Filers) - Continuing Students only (pdf)
  3. Named Scholarship Application - Continuing Students only (DEADLINE: February 16, 2015)
  4. Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (DOE Website)
  5. FERPA Release of Information (pdf)
  6. Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (pdf)
  7. Cal Grant B Subsistence Authorization (pdf)
  8. Cal Grant Webgrant (CA HS Graduation Certification Form Online)
  9. Loan Change Form (pdf)
  10. Military Yellow Ribbon Request for Participation (pdf)
  11. Institutional Financial Aid Appeal Form (pdf)
  12. Standard Verification Worksheet – Dependent (pdf)
  13. Standard Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  14. Child Support Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  15. Child Support Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  16. Custom Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  17. Custom Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  18. Aggregate Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  19. Aggregate Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  20. Household Resources Verification Worksheet - Dependent (pdf)
  21. Household Resources Verification Worksheet - Independent (pdf)
  22. Asset Information Verification - Dependent (pdf)
  23. 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

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