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FAFSA 2024-25 NOW OPEN !!!


The FAFSA Application Submission window for the 2024-2025 school year is now open and is scheduled to close in April 2024 (tentatively)


There are major changes and improvements coming to the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student 


What You Need To Know Now

The 2024–25 FAFSA form will expand eligibility for federal student aid.

  • 610,000 new students from low-income backgrounds will be eligible to receive Federal Pell Grants due to updates to student aid calculations.

  • Use the Federal Student Aid Estimator to get an early estimate of what your federal student aid could be after submitting the new form.

      The 2024–25 FAFSA form will offer a new, streamlined user experience for students and their families.

  • Applicants will be able to skip as many as 26 FAFSA questions, depending on their individual circumstances. Some applicants will need to complete as few as 18 questions, taking less than 10 minutes.

  • Watch our “2024–25 FAFSA FAQs” playlist to better understand what’s changed on the new form.


What You Can Do Now

California Dream Act (CADA) Application IS NOW OPEN !!!

It is scheduled to close in April 2024 (tentatively)


Learn more about this financial aid application at the CA Dream Act website

Eligibility Criteria

  • Satisfaction of either of the following:

  • High school attendance in California for three or more years, OR

  • Attainment of credits earned in California from a California high school equivalent to three or more years of full-time high school coursework and a total of three or more years of attendance in California elementary schools, California secondary schools, or a combination of those schools. OR

  • Attainment of credits earned at a California adult school, OR

  • Credits earned at a California Community College, OR

  • A combination of the schools listed above

  • Graduated or will graduate from a California high school, OR

    Attainment of General Education Development (GED), High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), OR

    Attainment of an associate degree from a California Community College, OR

    Fulfillment of minimum transfer requirements from a California Community College to a University of California or California State University, AND

  • Will register or enroll in an accredited and qualifying California college or university, AND

  • If applicable, complete(d) an affidavit to legalize immigration status as soon as you are eligible, AND

  • Do not hold a valid non-immigrant visa (F, J, H, L, A, B, C, D, E, etc.)*