Applying for Financial Aid

First step in applying for financial aid, make sure to submit financial aid application every academic year, starting every Oct 1st! Note, the 2024-2025 financial aid application for the fall 2024 and spring 2025 will not launch until December 2023.

Submit ONE (1) of the following financial aid applications:

Which Application Should I File?

FAFSA CA Dream Act Application
  1. You (the student) have a valid Social Security Number; AND
  2. You (the student) is a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen.
  1. You (the student) does not qualify for the FAFSA (no valid SSN), AND
  2. You (the student) meet the conditions of California AB540 status.
Eligible to receive funding from federal, state, and institutional aid programs. Eligible to receive funding from State (California) and institutional aid programs.

Select the Academic Year

Students applying for financial aid are responsible to submit/complete the correct financial aid application (see above). In addition, make sure to submit the appropriate application, based on when you (the student) plans to enroll.

Use the chart below to determine which application(s) you should submit:

Planning to attend:

You (the student) will submit:

Summer/Fall '23, Winter/Spring/Summer '24

2023 - 2024 FAFSA/CADAA

Summer/Fall '24, Winter/Spring/Summer '25

2024 - 2025 FAFSA/CADAA

Note - If you have not yet submitted your FAFSA or Dream Act application, and you have not paid your balance, your classes may be dropped for nonpayment.

What is Financial Aid?