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College Counseling Assistant

Financial Aid for College

For many families, financial aid is an important part of the college admissions process and something that will impact your decision about which college to attend. We recommend that parents and students start early to learn about applying for financial aid and the resources available to help students cover the cost of attending college.

General Resources

Financial Aid Resources

FA Applications

Financial Aid Applications

All colleges will require the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available October 1. This should be filed no later than January 1 for best access to funds.

Many private colleges also require the CSS Profile. This is a two-step process that should be started early in the school year and completed about a week before the college’s deadline. A few colleges require their own institutional financial aid form.

In addition to the FAFSA, students applying for aid for schools in California are required to fill out the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form. This is a quick form that needs to be sent before March 2. 

Each college’s website will list the exact forms required to apply for financial aid. Be sure to read the information from each individual college carefully to understand the college’s requirements and deadlines.

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Compare College FA

Compare College Financial Aid Packages

- Use our Financial Aid Comparison Worksheet to compare both costs and aid from multiple schools