Financial Aid Defined: Financial aid is money that the government and other organizations give you, or lend you, so you can pay for college and other related expenses. To qualify for financial aid, you HAVE to apply.
|APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID STARTS IN OCTOBER|
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) are available starting for the 2018-2019 school year. Students and families use 2016 income information to apply. The California Priority Deadline continues to be .
Students applying for financial aid using the FAFSA online should also obtain an FSA-ID. The FSA-ID:
• Gives access to Federal Student Aid online systems
• Serves as legal signature
• Parents and students will need one to sign the FAFSA
• Can be complicated to set up, get it done early!
• At this time, the FSA-ID is not needed to apply for financial aid using the CADAA.
We also recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval tool for students applying for financial aid using the FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool transfers income and tax information directly from the IRS to the FAFSA to facilitate completion of the FAFSA with fewer errors. At this time, the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is not available on the CADAA.
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