Wednesday, March 2 is the priority deadline to apply for financial aid in California.
Because some program funds are limited, students should apply by this date to be considered for all potential sources of financial aid.
The first step is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA. Both current and prospective students need to file the FAFSA form every year that they intend to receive college financial aid.
To apply for a Cal Grant, students need to submit a verified GPA as well as the FAFSA by March 2. Students currently receiving a Cal Grant do not need to submit another GPA.
To learn more about Cal Grants and other student aid programs visit the California Student Aid Commission website.
On average, CSU financially needy undergraduate students receive grants covering 100 percent of the undergraduate tuition fee if they are dependent, undergraduate students from families with incomes less than $70,000, or independent, undergraduate students with family incomes less than $20,000
Students with higher income, and dependent students with higher family incomes, may still qualify for many forms of aid including grants, scholarships, work-study and subsidized or unsubsidized loans.