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Financial Aid

Student financial aid is funding that is available exclusively to students attending a post-secondary educational institution or program. 

Open on October 1st - March 2nd  

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Eligible students criteria:

  • Be a citizen or eligible noncitizen of the United States
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED)
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a degree or certificate
  • Register (or already be registered) with the Selective Service System, if you are a male and not currently on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces

FSA ID

An FSA ID is a username and password that gives you access to Federal Student Aid's online systems and can serve as your legal signature. Only create an FSA ID using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use.

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FAFSA Login

Complete the FAFSA® Form Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.

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California Dream Act

The California Dream Act of 2011 was passed in 2 laws AB 130 and AB 131

This allows an AB 540 eligible student to receive some state grants, privately funded scholarships, institutional grants and fee waivers

AB 540 eligible students criteria:

  • Attended a California high school for 3 or more years
  • Graduated from a California high school or equivalent
  • Registered or are currently enrolled at an accredited California college or university
  • Filed an affidavit with your college or university stating that you have or intend to file an application to legalize your immigration status, if applicable

CA Dream Act

The CA Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities, and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid.

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Types of Financial Aid 

*All aid awards to a student is determined by enrollment status, FAFSA/Dream Act information, and other eligibility requirements and may vary from student to student.

Grants

Need based money without repayment

Federal Loans

MUST be repaid

Scholarships

Money typically awarded based on your accomplishment. Does not have to repaid, as long as you meet the requirements 

Work Study

Offer career-related work experiences allowing you to earn money while working throughout the school year