How to Apply for Financial Aid

Application Timeline

Apply for FAFSA or California Dream Act! The application process begins every year on October 1.

For the 2022-2023 academic, the priority filing date of March 2nd has been extended to April 1, 2022.

Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application by the priority filing date (March 2). Applications can be submitted after the priority filling date; however, funding may be limited. 

Applications require prior year tax information.

  • Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 applications require 2020 taxes. 
  • Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 applications require 2021 taxes.
  • When completing the FAFSA, use your legal name as it appears on your Social Security card.

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Attend a Workshop

If you are a continuing student you can attend an in-person drop in workshop.  Register here

Location:  Student Services Center, Financial Aid and Scholarship Office

  • December 7, 2022    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • December 12, 2022 10:00 AM -11:00 AM
  • January 16, 2023     10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
  • February 1, 2023      12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • February 3, 2023      2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • February 7, 2023      2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • February 9, 2023      11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • February 15, 2023    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • February 20, 2023    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • February 22, 2023     1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • March 1, 2023          11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • March 2, 2023          10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Additional Information

View the following links for additional information about financial aid: