Roadmap for Financial Aid: Step 1

1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application beginning October 1.

  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online application at Cal State LA will receive your FAFSA within 7-10 business days.
  • Utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to decrease the processing time.
    • Report the 2020 tax year.
  • Cal State LA school code: 001140.
  • March 2 is the priority deadline to submit the FAFSA to be eligible for all available aid.
  • Apply early to ensure that your financial aid is processed before you need to pay for class registration. 




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