FAFSA & Dream act

All graduating seniors are required to complete either FAFSA or CADAA
between October 1 -March 1. Students should only complete one of the applications (not both).

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the form that determines your financial aid from the government and most colleges. The form collects personal and financial information from students and parents, and applies a formula to determine your Expected Family Contribution, or EFC. The most important factors are income, assets, and the number of children enrolled in college. You will get your financial aid package after being accepted to colleges.

You are eligible to complete FAFSA if you are a:

  • U.S Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • Eligible non-citizen
  • T Visa holder

California Dream Act Application (CADAA)

The California Dream Acts allows California students who cannot get financial aid from the federal government and meet other specific requirements to apply for state financial aid so they can attend some California colleges, universities, and Career Education Programs. In addition, the California Dream Act, allows eligible students to pay in-state tuition at any public college in California

You are eligible to complete the CADAA if you are:

  • Undocumented
  • Have a valid or expired DACA
  • U Visa holders
  • Have Temporary Protected Status (TPS)