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Financial Aid

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION OCTOBER 2016

 

 

 

1.  Create a Federal Student Account for student and parent at https://fsaid.ed.gov.  Write down all username and passwords for creating your accounts. You will need these each year when you reapply.

2. File a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you are not eligible to file a FAFSA, file a Dream Act Application at www.caldreamact.org.

The FAFSA and Dream Act Application are available beginning October 1, 2016.

If you are not sure which one to file, see Mrs. Porter in the CCC Room 5-10.

This should be completed before 03/02/16.  Some colleges have an earlier deadline so be sure to check with the colleges you are applying to.

 You will use 2015 federal income tax information.

If you need help filling out the FAFSA or Dream Act Application, Moorpark College will be hosting Cash for College on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  There will be hands on help in English and Spanish to help complete the financial aid forms.

3. Make sure you list a California college/university in the first three colleges that you have applied to.  This will ensure that you are processed for Cal Grant. 

4  Create a web grants account at www.webgrants4students.org.  This is for Cal Grant aid.  Your GPA will automatically be sent to the California Student Aid Commission.  

5. Check with the schools you are applying to regarding additional financial aid forms, applications and deadlines.

6. Check with schools you are applying to regarding scholarships for incoming freshmen.  There may be a separate application.

7.  Check your email/portal at the schools you applied to.  This is where the school will communicate with you about financial aid.

8.  MEET ALL DEADLINES.

 

The links below will assist you with financial aid information:

 

Cal Grants

www.calgrants.org

 

California Student Aid Commission

www.csac.ca.gov

 

EdFund

www.edfund.org

 

Cash for College Workshops

www.californiacashforcollege.org

 

FAFSA

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 

Federal Financial Aid

www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov

 

FinAid

www.finaid.org/questions