How to Apply for Aid...

In most cases, applying for financial aid starts with the FAFSA application!
See below for details & other requirements.

Who From?

For Whom?

 Aid Type

 Application & Requirements

Due Date

Videos

Federal and State Aid

for...

US Citizens

and

Permanent Residents

Pell, SEOG, BOGW

FAFSA Apply anytime from January 1 of a given year through June 30 of the following year.  Video Applying For Financial Aid
Cal Grant - New Applicants FAFSA and... GPA Verification March 2nd  IRS DRT Video
Cal Grant - Renewal Applicants FAFSA March 2nd  Getting Acquainted with FSA ID
Direct Loans FAFSA and Request a Loan Apply anytime from January 1 of a given year through mid April of the following year.  Loan Overview Video
Federal Work Study (FWS) FAFSA and Get FWS Apply anytime from January 1 of a given year through February of the following year. More Videos!...

State Aid 

for...

Undocumented Students

and

AB540 Students

 

Cal Grant - New Applicants Cal Dream and... GPA Verification March 2nd Cal Dream Act Video
 
Cal Grant - Renewal Applicants Cal Dream  March 2nd More Videos!... 
BOGW Cal Dream or Paper BOGW  Apply anytime from January 1 of a given year through June 30 of the following year. Cal State Programs 

Cuesta College

for...

All Students

Cuesta Scholarship FAFSA and Cuesta Scholarship Application March 2nd More Videos!...

Cuesta College

for...

every new SLO county high school graduate

Promise Scholarship Complete ALL 6 Steps!  August 1 More Videos!...