March 2: The most important deadline for Cal Grants.
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Meet ALL financial aid deadlines.
Keep in mind that your college may have earlier deadlines for its financial aid programs, so be sure to check with each college you’re considering.
Also, deadlines for private scholarships may be earlier in the year.
If you have not yet completed your FAFSA,
Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov
How about the potential to directly "transfer your tax information" into the FAFSA.
Would this make you more likely to meet the March 2nd FAFSA and Cal Grant deadline?
Yes? Then you are in luck!
FAFSA Tip: The IRS Data Retrieval Tool can make it easier to fill out the FAFSA
What is the "EFC"?
EFC is an acronym for Expected Family Contribution. You will receive an EFC value in your FAFSA result. Your EFC is a number used by your school to calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive. learn more
A financial aid administrator may tell you they are "packaging" you financial aid awards. This the term used to describe their process of combining various types of student aid (grants, loans, scholarship and federal work-study) in the to attempt to meet a student’s financial need.
A Financial Aid Package is the total amount of financial aid a student receives.
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