For more information contact Scott Foli AP
Judy Aggarwal ROP Counselor
Shelley Diament ROP Coordinator
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Free Application for Federal Student AID, FAFSA for short, is the basis for federal student aid programs and is required by many schools for consideration for any financial aid. Financial aid covers expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. The four categories of federal student aid are grant, scholarship, work-study and loans. Check out the FAFSA Homepage for the application as well as for more information about the form and complete explanations of the different types of aid. The FAFSA Worksheet is a helpful place to start. Booklets are available in the College and Career Center with complete explanations of the federal funding process. Books are available in both English and Spanish.
FAFSA submission for the 2012-2013 financial aid application can be made starting January 1, 2012 at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The California priority deadline is March 2. Other states have earlier deadlines.
The Cal Grant deadline is March 2, 2012. GPA submissions are currently being accepted. The GPA must be certified and sent by the March 2 deadline. GPA does not include the senior year of high school. Download the form from the Cal Grant website www.csac.ca.gov and bring it to your counselor. Your counselor will fill out the verification and you will then mail it in to the Cal Grant office.
Always check individual college websites for their deadlines and requirements. The deadlines may differ from the FAFSA deadlines and they may also require additional forms. It is your responsibility to pay attention to all requirements!