Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) are available starting October 1 for the 2020-2021 school year. Students and families use 2018 income information to apply. The California Priority Deadline continues to be March 2.
Be sure to create and FSA ID # to sign your application for both you and your parent.



Preparing Early




Federal and State Aid

The office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.


Applying For Financial Aid

Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. 
Apply for a Cal Grant in 2 easy steps!
Step One Application

Complete and submit the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application by March 2* of each year.

Step Two Certified GPA

File a certified grade point average (GPA) with the California Student Aid Commission by no later than March 2*.



You can check the status of your application by logging onto the WGS site. (see below)


The California Student Aid Commission has created WebGrants 4 Students (WGS) just for you, the student. The goal is to provide you with the resources, information and tools needed to assist you with the college financial aid process. WGS will allow you to manage your Cal Grant and/or Chafee account(s) online by letting you view updates, make school changes, make address changes, make corrections, and post leave of absence requests.

To check the status of your CalGrant log onto the WebGrants 4 Students website and create an account. 
The Middle Class Scholarship
The Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) is a program that provides undergraduate students with family incomes up to $150,000 and a maximum annual household asset amount of $150, 000, a scholarship to attend University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campuses.


UC's Blue and Gold Program


CSS / Financial Aid PROFILE®

The College Board’s CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® is an online application that collects information used by almost 300 colleges and scholarship programs to award financial aid from sources outside of the federal government. After you fill out the application, the College Board sends it to the colleges and scholarship programs you have chosen.
Not all colleges and scholarship programs require the PROFILE. Check with the ones you’re interested in to see if they require it.

How to Complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Information taken from bigfuture by TheCollegeBoard