FAFSA, Cal Grant, and the California Dream Act Application (2018-19)

For many California state* financial aid programs, the FAFSA is due on March 2, 2018 (date postmarked).

Cal Grant also requires submission of a school-certified GPA by March 2, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to obtain proof of mailing their GPA and to retain a copy of their GPA form.

For additional community college Cal Grants, the due date is September 2, 2018 (date postmarked).

If you are a non-citizen without a Social Security card or had one issued through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, you should fill out the California Dream Act Application. You do not need to fill out a FAFSA to be eligible for California student financial aid.

Contact the California Student Aid Commission  or your financial aid administrator or counselor for more information. Additional forms may be required. Applicants are encouraged to keep a record of their submission by printing out their online FAFSA confirmation page or obtaining proof of mailing the FAFSA.

*If you plan to attend an out-of-state university, check with your school for their specific deadlines.