Financial Aid

Plan ahead for college or career schools by applying for financial aid, before registering for classes!
ALL financial aid is starts with the FAFSA or the CADAA.
Created by: Naomi Yedlosky and Aylssa Payne
What is the FAFSA?
The FAFSA, officially known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the form that families fill out to apply for federal grants, loans, and work-study funds for college students. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Education, which provides more that $150 billion in student aid each year.  
Important Dates and Deadlines


Academic Year

(Attending College Between)

FAFSA Open Date

Sate Deadline

(Received By)

College/University Deadline


July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

October 1, 2020

March 2, 2021


Check with each school for their deadline.


July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

October 1, 2021

March 2, 2022


July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024

October 1, 2022

March 2, 2023

The  2022-2023 filing date opens on October 1, 2021.
CA FAFSA Deadline
Priority filing date: MARCH 2, 2020
Completing and submitting the FAFSA® is free, and it gives students access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school. 
FinAid – This site links to students to: scholarships, grants, loans, graduate aid, etc. 

Student Aid – This site provides information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.

College Affordability – This site’s mission is to provide clear, correct information and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable.