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    Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


     

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a process used to apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants (Pell Grants), work-study, and loans. The FAFSA is free to complete and submit, and you could receive funding for university, college and trade school programs.

    Your first step is to create a FSA ID. You will need to review the FAFSA New FSA ID information before you can start your application.

     

    • Once you have your FSA ID, please click here to start your FAFSA.

    • Each year, the FAFSA is available from October 1st through to June 30th.

    • Eligibility requirements to complete the FAFSA: 

      • Student who has a Social Security number who is either:
        • A US Citizen  
        • An eligible non-citizen, or a T-Visa holder                                                                                              
        • A US Citizen, eligible non-citizen or a T-Visa holder whose parent is undocumented

    California uses the FAFSA information to determine eligibility for state financial aid such as Cal Grants.

    Links:

        FAFSA or California Dream Act Poster - Color

        FAFSA or California Dream Act Poster - Black and White

     

    Visit the Federal Student Aid Resources for the FAFSA  website for or more information.

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