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Financial Aid


The California Department of Education and the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) urges all California high school seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA).  Filing financial aid applications is the first step toward college success and helps eligible students qualify for federal, state, and campus-based aid as well as some private scholarships. Application starts on October 1st and ends on MARCH 2nd.

Summary of Financial Aid Process
A little about Federal Direct Loan
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But First FAFSA logo

Completing the FAFSA is the first step toward getting federal financial aid and state financial aid for college, vocational training, or graduate school. Many states and colleges use the information you provide on the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for state and school aid. Some private financial aid providers may also use your FAFSA information to determine if you qualify for financial aid they offer. If you do not complete the FAFSA, some schools will not even consider you for academic and non-academic scholarships that they offer. The FAFSA application opens every year on Oct. 1st

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