How to Apply


The 2024-25 Better FAFSA/Better CA Dream Act application will be open by December 31, 2023. The Commission’s Frequently Asked Questions about Better FAFSA/Better CADAA are available online.

Deadline: May 2, 2024

Secondary Deadline: September 3, 2024, applicable for Community College students.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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Students who are US Citizens, permanent residents, or eligible non-citizens should complete the FAFSA. Beginning with the 2024-25 FAFSA, anyone who’s required to provide information on the FAFSA form will need to create a
Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) This includes the student and if applicable, the student’s spouse, a biological/adoptive parent, or parent’s spouse (if remarried). All contributing individuals must provide consent to have information transferred onto the FAFSA form. If consent is not given, the FAFSA form will remain incomplete, and the student will be ineligible for federal student aid.


WebGrants 4 Students (WG4S)

The WebGrants 4 Students (WG4S) portal is to provide students with the resources, information and tools needed to assist with the college financial aid process. (WG4S) will allow you to manage your Cal Grant and/or Chafee account(s) online by letting you view updates, make school changes, make address changes, and post leave of absence requests. Note: your WG4S account does not replace your School or FAFSA accounts. Each account must be monitored and managed independently.

Visit the WebGrants 4 Students website.


Contact Us Student Support
Students and Parents

Student Support phone number: (888) CA GRANT (888-224-7268)

Phone support for students and parents:

Monday – Thursday:      8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Friday:                                8:30 AM to 3:00 PM


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