Financial aid information for prospective undergraduates, continuing undergraduates, grad/professional students, parents, and veterans and their families.
Two Major Changes to the FAFSA/Ca Dream Act Application Process, beginning with the 2017-2018 Award Year
First change: FAFSA now available October 1st! Beginning with the 2017-2018 FAFSA/CA Dream Act Application cycle, the application will become available to students and their families three months earlier on October 1st of each year (e.g., October 1, 2016, for the 2017-2018 award/academic year).
Second change: Beginning with the 2017-2018 FAFSA/CA Dream Act Application cycle, the FAFSA/CA Dream Act Application will collect income information from the tax/calendar year one year earlier than has been used in the past. For the 2017-2018 FAFSA/CA Dream Act Application, students and families will provide income information from calendar year 2015 and rather than calendar year 2016.
Benefits of this change for FAFSA Filers
Simpler FAFSA filing: Almost all federal tax return filers will be able to electronically transfer their federal tax information directly into their FAFSA by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT).
Fall Quarter 2016 registration fee payment deadline: Friday, September 16, 2016
Fall Quarter remainder funds for direct deposit will be available beginning Thursday, September 22, 2016. If your student did not sign up for direct deposit, remainder checks will be mailed beginning Thursday, September 22.
To make sure your financial aid is available in time to pay your fees: