Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
How to apply:
After January 1st, complete the FAFSA as soon as possible; do not wait until the March 2 deadline.
1. Apply for at least two federal PIN numbers: one for yourself and for at least one parent at www.pin.ed.gov
2. Gather all 2011 income & asset information at the end of December (allows you and your parents to estimate 2011 income on the application.)
3. Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
4. GPA-Verification The counseling department will submit your GPA Verification electronically. Please come in to the counseling office and speak with Ms Zamora to verify your social security number before March.
5. When you get your Student Aid Report (SAR), check the accuracy of the information that was submitted. You need to do the following:
- Correct any errors
- Revise the estimated income information when tax returns are complete
- Add or delete colleges from your list
6. Two to three weeks after your SAR submission:
You should receive individual instructions from each college financial aid office. If you don’t hear from any college financial aid office, contact them for follow-up requirements. Important!!! Send everything requested and do so immediately.
You will be contacted separately from the California Student Aid Commission about the Cal Grant. Go to https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/logon.asp and create your WebGrants 4 Students account (WGS) to monitor your state grant status. If you admitted to the college, you will receive a financial aid officer usually before May 1st for four-year college and June or July for community college
Financial Aid Programs---description Grants http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=13
Financial Aid Workshop (CASH for College) Workshop will be held on January 26th at 3:00pm to 8:00pm in the 300 Computer lab. All participants will be entered in a raffle to win a $1000 scholarship. Spanish and Vietnamese assistance available.