About Financial Aid for College

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Register online at fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Submit between October 1 and each college’s deadline (typically in February).
  • Financial aid form required by many colleges.
  • List of colleges using PROFILE and the online form can be found at here.
  • Colleges may use this form for early-decision applications.
  • Visit each college’s website for deadlines.

Cal Grant GPA Verification
  • The Cal Grant program is for California residents attending an instate college.
  • Application automatically takes information from the FAFSA.
  • Form is available from the Registrar's office in January and February.
  • Submission deadline is March 2.