The FAFSA and CA Dream Act will be available to file on October 1, and students and parents/guardians should work together to fill the form out as quickly as possible. While the form is technically not due until March 2, you'll will have a better chance of receiving financial aid if you fill out the form as soon as it becomes available. That's because a lot of schools and states provide financial aid on a first come, first serve basis.

Click on the resources/videos tab for financial aid resources to help you complete your application.

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Which application do I fill out (FAFSA or Dream Act)?

Please follow the flow chart below to determine which application you should be filling out.

You can only file 1 application!!!

Types of Financial Aid offered

with FAFSA

Types of Financial Aid offered

with Dream Act

What will I need to fill out the FAFSA?

To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), you will need:

  • Your Social Security Number

  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)

  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)

  • An FSA ID to sign electronically.

If you are a dependent student, then you will also need most of the above information for your parent(s).


Social Media for FED Stu aid.pdf
Social media for CSAC.pdf
FAFSA student assistance.pdf