FINANCIAL AID SUPPORT
This Scholarship Calendar provides specific information on scholarships including eligibility requirements, links to the scholarship application, and the month of the scholarship deadline.Financial Aid for Minority StudentsBest Online CollegesCollege Savings and 529 Plans
It all starts with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). With this one application, you can apply for financial aid at multiple colleges and from multiple funding sources (federal, state, institutional and private providers of assistance).
Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2017. The deadline for filing FAFSA on the Web applications was June 30, 2017. These applications are no longer available.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 9, 2017.
The deadline for correcting FAFSA on the Web applications was September 9, 2017. Since the deadline has passed, corrections can no longer be made.
California - For many state financial aid programs – March 2, 2017 (date postmarked).
Cal Grant also requires submission of a school certified GPA by March 2, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to obtain proof of mailing their GPA and to retain a copy of their GPA form. For additional community college Cal Grants - September 2, 2017 (date postmarked). If you are a non-citizen holding a Social Security card issued through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or for some other work authorization, you should fill out the California Dream Act Application found at www.caldreamact.org. Do NOT fill out a FAFSA.Contact the California Student Aid Commission (www.csac.ca.gov) or your financial aid administrator for more information.Additional forms may be required. Applicants encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA.
Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.
Other Financial Aid Websites
Federal Student Aid
I Can Afford College
Guide to a Debt Free College Degree
Financial Aid for Online Colleges
For you college-bound students, finding ways to pay for higher education is ever on your minds. Summer is a great time for students to explore different scholarships and understand how to apply for the FAFSA. MoneyGeek.com has created two guides to help students applying for the FAFSA and looking for additional financial aid through scholarships. You can review them here: