Receiving Financial Aid

Financial Aid funds are available for students to help them pay for their educational expenses. Most types of financial aid come from federal and state programs, which require completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial award funds are distributed based on a student’s demonstrated need. In addition to this, there are other aid programs that award funds based on financial need or merit.

Your eligibility for financial aid can depend on many factors such as income and assets, family size, and the number of family members in college. No matter the reason, it is important to complete your application and submit the required information on time so you can receive the financial support you need.


Applying for Financial Aid
Submit Your FAFSA Application

No matter what kind of financial aid you are applying for, your first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. The FAFSA isn’t a type of financial aid, but rather, it is the application that allows a student to receive the California College Promise Grant, federal and state grants, work-study, direct loans, and in some cases, college scholarships.