The FAFSA covers state (Cal) and federal (Pell) grants which can help you pay for college or trades. Grants are different from loans, in that they are given to you for school expenses and tuition and are not paid back like a loan. As long as you keep your grade point average at C and above and take a minimum of 6 units - usually 2 classes - you can oftentimes qualify for these grants. The amount that you can receive depends on family size and income. A higher GPA will also help you receive more grant money, like the Cal Grant A Competitive Award.
Hello seniors and early grad juniors,
2022-23 FAFSA will be available starting on Oct. 1, 2021. The FAFSA provides state and federal grants to cover tuition and college expenses. FAFSA can also cover trades at community college.
Additionally, any student who wants a Promise (tuition) Grant from their local community college must have filed a FAFSA to receive the grant.
Create student and parent password and ID first.https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
FAFSA site: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
I have paper copies in my office and I can explain how to fill them in, so call or email me if you are confused.
WUE program for cheaper out-of-state tuition:
CSU application period is October 1 - November 30th.
UC is November 1 -30th.
California State University Apply:
University of California: