Deadlines

Applying for financial aid is an annual process. Students are encouraged to apply by March 2nd for aid for the following Fall semester/quarter. If you miss the March 2 deadline, you can still apply but you will most likely get significantly less money.

Cal Grant

  • FAFSA – March 2
  • GPA verification form – March 2

Chafee Grant for Foster Youth

  • FAFSA – March 2
  • Chafee grant application – March 2
    • If you miss this deadline, you can still apply but you will most likely get significantly less money

Community College
Competitive Cal Grant

  • September 2

Pell Grant

  • FAFSA – March 2
    • Community college students: no specific deadline for submitting the FAFSA in order to qualify but funds distributed first-come, first-served

For more information on the importance of the March 2nd deadline, learn the truth about some of the most common financial aid myths.