The FAFSA is the Federal Application for Student Aid. Students planning to apply to ANY college after high school should complete this application, even if they will be attending in the following Spring. Applications are available to complete as of October. Applications need to be filed by March 2nd each year to obtain a Cal-grant, but are not due until June 1 if attending a community college.
1. You will need to create an FSA ID. This counts as your electronic signature to process your FAFSA. This website provides more information about the FSA ID and how to complete it.
2. You will need student's social security number and parent tax returns.
Should your high school student not have a social security number, this may make your student eligible for filing the California Dream Act.
If you need assistance filling this out, see your counselor ASAP.