Weekly Financial Aid Labs

Need assistance with getting started or completing your Financial Aid Application? Learn more information on applying for the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), the California Dream Act Application, California College Promise Grant, and Scholarships to receive free money for college. Our weekly Financial Aid Labs are held via Zoom every Monday and Thursday. To register, please click on either day and sign up! A confirmation email will be sent to you shortly.

Financial Aid Lab Schedule 


2022-2023 FAFSA and California Dream Act Application 

(Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023)


2021-2022 FAFSA and California Dream Act Application 

(Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022)


  • Applying for 2022-2023 (Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023) you will need 2020 tax returns
  • Applying for 2021-2022 (Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022) you will need 2019 tax returns


Spring 2022 sessions will begin Janauary 31, 2022


**Note: All lab sessions are conducted in a online group setting and are NOT individual appointments.**




Additional Financial Aid Labs offer through California Student Aid Commission Office 

Unable to attend our Financial Aid lab sessions? No worries, the California Student Aid Commission Office is holding additional 2022-2023 FAFSA  and California Dream Act Application assistance workshops to help you submit your application and answer any questions you may have. Don't forget to Register to attend the workshop:


  • January 26, 2022 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • February 9, 2022 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • February 24, 2022 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • April 13, 2022 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • May 18, 2022 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm


Starting your FAFSA Application on the Mobile App?

You can watch a step by step video on how to complete your application by clicking here.

What do you need for the webinar?

  • Your parents and your FSA ID (For FAFSA filers ONLY) or Dream Act Account (For CADAA filers)
  • Driver’s License, if you have one
  • Social Security Card, if you have one
  • Alien Registration Card, if you have one
  • ITIN, if you have one
  • List of colleges you are interested in to list on the applications
  • Most current bank statements
  • Any records of untaxed income
  • 2020 tax information (1040’s and W2’s)


Reviewing Financial Aid Award Letters for Transfering Students



Are you transferring this year to UC, CSU or Private University and need assistance with understanding your Financial Aid award letter? Click here to view a presentation on a breakdown of how aid is determined and what certain awards means. Use Passcode 5GU*Et%O to view presentation.


New Federal Student Aid Estimator

Curious to see how much aid you may potentially be eligible for? You can now enter information via Federal Student Aid Estimator tool , to help you see what different types of aids you may be eligible for but to actually receive aid, you will need to fill out a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application still. 


2021-2022 Cash for College Financial Aid Presentation



For Assistance with FAFSA/ CA Dream Act Application, please contact:

FAFSA Application

Live Chat  

Website: www.fafsa.gov

Phone: 1-800-433-3243

Email: studentaid@ed.gov

Operating Hours — M-F: 8am- 11pm, Sat-Sun: 11am- 5pm (Eastern Time)

CA Dream Application

Website: https://dream.csac.ca.gov

Phone: 1-888-224-7268

Email: studentsupport@csac.ca.gov

Operating Hours — M-F: 8am - 4:45pm