One of the most daunting parts of the college process is figuring out how to payfor everything (classes, books, parking permit, etc). Financial Aid is the umbrellaterm encompassing all financial assistance from federal or private institutions. Tohave the best chance of qualifying for federal scholarships/grants/loans for the2018-2019 school year, make sure you have filled out and submitted yourFAFSA or Dream Act application by March 2, 2018.Types of Financial Aid:1. Scholarships2. Grants3. Loans4. Work Study
FAFSA vs. California Dream Act
Changes to the FAFSA Process for 2017-2018:
*Submit a FAFSA earlier-Students can submit as early as October 1
*Use Earlier Income and Tax Information-Beginning with the 17/18 FAFSA, students will report tax information from an earlier tax year.
For example, on the 17/18 FAFSA, families should report 2015 tax information and for the 18/19 FAFSA, they should use their 2016 tax information