• FAFSA/CADA (California Dream Act) is likely to open up around December 31! In the meantime, please go to FAFSA.gov and create both your student and parent ID number, that way you're prepared when the FAFSA applications open up. FAFSA is for students with a social security number, CADA is for students without a social security number. Below are the English presentations on IG and YouTube. Spanish and Armenian versions will be posted shortly.


    IG Links:

    Part 1: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cz3yJBELzSY/

    Reviewing the new simplified process of signing up for FAFSA, what Financial Aid is, filing period (Financial Aid for Fall 2024 opens up December 2023), difference between FAFSA & CADA, CADA/AB 540 criteria for in-state tuition, common first year errors


    Part 2: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cz3y3UprkoJ/

    Financial Aid-specific terms, how to create FAFSA ID


    Part 3: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cz3zf8cL-wG/

    Direct Data Exchange (consent for transferring Federal Tax data to the FAFSA form), Special Circumstances (Covid, dependency-status, change in income), Federal/State Aid (and deadlines), Promises Programs (how to get tuition covered!), Aid programs/grants


    Part 4: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cz30BhdLrAs/

    Web Grants 4 Students (how to check the status of your aid), Cal Grant Reform, Financial Aid for Dreamers, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Pell Lifetime Eligibility, Cash For College GCC Workshop! (01/20/24)


    YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwHi3lfMrGA