In order to be considered for federal and state student aid, seniors must file a FAFSA. The application is FREE. The application is available online starting October 1st. Students and parents must complete the FAFSA together because it asks for parents and student income information. Students who qualify for aid may be awarded grants, work-study and/or loans.
Application Timeline for 2018-2019
October 1, 2017 – Application available
Apply for FSA ID (both student and one parent will need to apply separately)
Apply for 2018-2019 FAFSA
Create WebGrants4Students account after submitting FAFSA, to check if you awarded Cal Grant or Middle Class Scholarship
GPA Verification is automatically uploaded by the district.
March 2, 2018 – Priority deadline for Cal Grant Eligibility.
Note: Private colleges may request for the FAFSA by an earlier date.
FAFSA: Application to be considered for federal and state aid
FSA Videos: Short YouTube clips on how to complete the FAFSA
Myths about Financial Aid
Cal Grant: Need-based aid awarded to CA students attending CA colleges
Middle Class Scholarship (MCS): Scholarship for students with family incomes/assets up to $165,000; student must attend UC or CSU campus
WebGrants4Students: Create an account after filing FAFSA to check for Cal Grant and/or MCS award