The Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) is the financial aid application used to determine financial aid eligibility. It must be filed yearly. In addition to the FAFSA, separate applications are required for scholarships and the Federal Direct Student Loan.
Financial aid funds are limited in many programs, with funding going to the earliest eligible applicants. Therefore, deadlines should be observed. Students pursuing their bachelor's and master's degree or their teaching credential can receive financial aid as long as they continue to be eligible and do not exceed the allowable maximum units earned or attempted.
There are two ways to file the FAFSA Application
- Paper FAFSA.
- FAFSA on the Web is the online website from which you can file an application.
- How do I qualify for financial aid?
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