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What's New in Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid Application Changes for 2017-18
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application are available earlier; you can submit starting as early as October 1. The application priority deadline remains March 2, 2017.
    • Note: If you file after March 2, some types of financial aid may be limited.
    • You now submit your aid application using tax information from two years prior. That means the 2017–2018 application uses the 2015 tax information. The 2018–2019 application will use 2016 tax information.
      • FAFSA Filers: The IRS Data Retrieval Tool electronically transfers your federal tax return information into your FAFSA. We strongly encourage you to use this tool to auto populate your application with your tax information. This will ensure the accuracy of your application, and may reduce the need to for us to verify this information later, which could cause delays in awarding.

For more information, visit the FAFSA website and the Dream Act website.

Summer fee grant awards

Interested in attending Summer Session? Summer fee grants are available to eligible students to assist with the per unit cost and campus fees up to 7 units. Check your Cal Central messages for more information on your eligibility for summer fee grant beginning in late February.

Money management resources available

Need help managing your money? Bears for Financial Success is a peer-to-peer program on campus to help you manage your personal finances. You can schedule an appointment with a peer mentor or check out our website for more information. 


Financial Wellness day

Come join Bears for Financial Success on April 12th in Dwinelle Plaza for fun activities, prizes, and snacks all related to financial wellness. The event takes place from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. 

SAtisfactory academic Progess policy changes ​

The Satisfactory Academic Progress policy will be changing for 2017-18. Please check back for updates by February 20, 2017.

Office closures

​Financial Aid and Scholarships Office counseling services will be limited on Tuesdays and Thursdays until March 16, 2017. We appreciate your patience and understanding.


This page was last updated on Feb 13, 2017