Q: What is need-based Financial Aid?
A: Need-based Financial Aid is when the family has a “need” for assistance to pay for college. This assistance can come in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans.
Q: When does I file my FAFSA?
A: California residents must file their FAFSA by March 2 to be eligible for Cal Grant consideration.
Q: What is the website for the FAFSA application?
A: The website is www.FAFSA.ed.gov.
Q: What information is needed to file a FAFSA?
A: PIN (Personal Identification Number), your parents’ completed tax return, other financial information such as savings and checking account information.
Q: How much does it cost to file a FAFSA?
A: There is no cost for filing a FAFSA.
Q: When do students receive their Financial Aid offer from a college?
A: Financial Aid offers usually arrive a day or two after a student receives their admission acceptance.