What deadlines should I mark on my calendar?
March 2: The most important deadline for Cal Grants is March 2. Be sure you submit your FAFSA and your verified Cal Grant GPA by the March 2 Cal Grant application deadline.
September 2: If you’ll be attending a California Community College in the fall and missed the March 2 deadline, you have a second deadline of September 2. There are only a limited number of awards available for those who apply in the fall, so try to meet the March 2 deadline.
October 1: The FAFSA and CA Dream Act Application open for the following school year. Be sure to submit your application and GPA by the March 2 deadline.
Keep in mind that your college may have earlier deadlines for its financial aid programs, so be sure to check with each college you’re considering. Also, deadlines for private scholarships may be earlier in the year.
Once you submit your financial aid application, there might be additional actions required of you from CSAC. Please be sure that your email is up to date so that you can complete the actions in a timely manner.