Do You Need Money for College?
Get started on your FAFSA. Click on the following link for important information Do You Need Money for College 20162017.pdf
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Apply for your FAFSA ID# here first at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
Then go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out your FAFSA application
FAFSA - Resources and Reminders
Need some more support with your FAFSA? Check out this flyer Financial Aid Resources and Reminders.pdf
Financial Aid Checklist
Click on the following link Financial Aid Checklist(1).pdf for a great summary of financial aid "to do's".
Cal Grants Information
Need Cash for College? You Could Get a Cal Grant.
Cal Grants are one of the smartest ways to get cash for college. For starters, it's money you don't have to pay back. If you're a graduating high school senior or recent graduate, meet academic, financial and eligibility requirements and submit two forms by the Cal Grant deadline, you may receive a Cal Grant!
What is the Cal Grant deadline?
You must apply by March 2 to maximize your opportunity to receive an award.
If you miss the March 2 Cal Grant deadline AND you plan to attend a community college in the fall, you have until September 2 to apply. However, the number of Cal Grant awards is limited.
How Much Money Are We Talking About?
With a Cal Grant you can get up to $12,192 a year to pay for college expenses at any qualifying California college, university or career or technical school in California. Depending on which Cal Grant you get, the money can be used for tuition, room and board, even books and pencils. The best part is, it's yours to keep and you don't have to pay it back.
Here's How to Apply.
Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) between January 1 and September 2 and submit a verified Cal Grant GPA anytime between November and the September 2 deadline. If you meet the income, eligibility, and GPA requirements, the cash is yours. The best part is, you can fill out the FAFSA online.
To submit a verified Cal Grant GPA, first check with your school to see if they will do it for you. If not, you can go online and download a GPA Verification form, fill out the student section and take it to your school.
Please be advised that any Cal Grant award is tentative and subject to final approval of the State Budget Act.
For more detailed information visit Cal Grants Information.