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 

 

2023-2024 FAFSA and California Dream Act Application 

(Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024)

Don't wait and start applying!

 

  • Applying for 2023-2024 (Fall 2023, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024) you will need 2021 tax returns
  • Applying for 2022-2023 (Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023) you will need 2020 tax returns

 

Click here to join Monday's Lab Session at 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Click here to join Thursday's Lab Session at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 

 

If you are unable to attend the lab session(s) and need application assistance, you may contact us email here, so we may schedule an appointment for you. Must have Login Credentials and Tax Returns ready!

 

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

 

 

 

Additional Financial Aid Labs offered 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.

 
                        October 5, 2022 – 5:30pm – 7:00pm      January  25, 2023 – 5:30pm – 7:00pm
 
                                 November 16, 2022 – 5:30pm – 7:00pm         February  8, 2023 – 5:30pm – 7:00pm
 
                            December 14, 20225:30pm – 7:00pm        February 22, 2023 – 5:30pm – 7:00pm
 
                          January 12, 2023 – 5:30pm – 7:00pm        April 12, 2023 – 5:30pm – 7:00pm
 
                                                                                               August 9, 2023 – 5:30pm – 7:00pm
 
                                                                                                 August 16, 2023 – 5:30pm – 7:00pm
 
                                                                                                    August 23, 2023 – 5:30pm – 7:00pm   

 

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 aid you may be eligible for. To actually receive aid, you will still need to fill out a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application

 

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