Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
What is FAFSA?
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for financial aid (grants, work-study, and loans) to pay for college or career school (click on the logo).
When do I complete the FAFSA?
The FAFSA form is available on Oct. 1 for the next school year and the priority deadline to submit is March 2nd (2023-2024 School Year - FAFSA will open in December and CA Priority Deadline is April 2nd)
Who must complete the FAFSA?
The most vital step in applying for federal grants, work-study, and loans for college is the FAFSA form.
To apply you must:
- Be a US citizen or Permanent Resident (have a green card/eligible non-citizen)
- Have a valid Social Security Number
- Have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent, such as a GED
How do I complete the FAFSA?
Filling out the FAFSA form can be a straightforward and easy process. Select the “Fill Out the FAFSA” button on the home page, and just follow the directions on the screen. The 2020–21 FAFSA form is on the myStudentAid app!
Note: Students completing a FAFSA application will also need to create a FAFSA IDbefore starting their application.