All seniors should complete the appropriate financial aid application. Seniors should start applying for financial aid after October 1st of their senior year and submit the application by March 2nd.
FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid- Available for students who are U.S. citizens and have a social security number OR who are eligible non-citizens, such as permanent residents have an Alien registration #.
- Website for FAFSA: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
CA DREAM ACT- Free financial aid application for students who meet AB540 criteria and are not a U.S. citizen and who may have DACA # for work purposes.
- Website for CA Dream Act: https://dream.csac.ca.gov/
Financial Aid comes in many forms - Grants (free money), Loans, Scholarships, and Federal Work study. Students must apply for the application to see what financial aid they qualify for. Colleges will provide financial aid packages in the spring semester so that students can evaluate financial aid to determine which college to attend.
Possible information needed to complete application (items if applicable).
- LEGAL name, email address, student's social security number, parents' social security numbers, parents date of birth, date of parents marriage/separeted/remarried/divorced/widowed, previous years taxes for parents and students
Website for WebGrants 4 Students (Cal-grants): https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/logon.asp
Steps to see your Cal-Grant Info:
1. Fill out your FAFSA or CA Drean Act online
2. Once your FAFSA or CA Dream Act has been processed - you can create an account on WebGrants for students.
3. Once created, you will see your Cal-Grant GPA that we submitted. Make sure your information you submitted on your FAFSA matches the school information (You and your parent's names should all match on your social security cards. Also if you move and don't update your address with the school - you may not see your information.)
If your financial aid application or GPA are missing, please visit the College and Career Center for help.
Steps to Fill Out a FAFSA
The steps you should take to apply for FAFSA (financial aid) are as follows:
Steps to Fill Out a CA Dream Act
The steps you should take to apply for CA Dream Act (financial aid) are as follows:
College & Career Center
Ms. Fierro & Ms. Garcia