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Need financial aid? Start Here!

The first step in obtaining financial aid is applying! The 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) open on October 1st, 2017. For more information about applying, click here.
 

2018-2019 Financial Aid Application Information

  • Like last year, the 2018-2019 financial aid applications are based on 2016 income information or the Prior Prior Year (PPY), since most people have already filed their 2016 tax returns.
    • You cannot use your 2017 tax information. If your family's income has changed significantly, please complete your application with 2016 information and contact our office for further assistance.
  • The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available for you to import your tax information directly into your FAFSA
  • Don't forget to include our school code: 041271

What You Need to Apply

  • Your Social Security number, Alien Registration number, or CSAC ID
  • Your parents' Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student
  • 2016 Federal tax returns, including IRS W2 information for yourself and your parents if dependent, or spouse if you are married
  • Records of your untaxed income (ex. child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits)

Start Here Workshops

We'll also be hosting three Start Here financial aid application workshops this fall. During the workshops, a financial aid advisor will be present to help you complete your financial aid application. Join us for the last workshop of the semester:
  • November 30th, 9am-11am, Alpine Room (please bring your own laptop to this workshop)
Check back soon for spring workshop dates!
 

Financial Aid Steps to Success

Applying is only the first step in obtaining your financial aid. Ensure your financial aid journey is successful by following our Financial Aid Steps to Success.