March 2: The most important deadline for Cal Grants is March 2.
Be sure you submit your FAFSA and your verified Cal Grant GPA by the March 2 Cal Grant application deadline.
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.
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Follow the included links to find articles to learn more.
- Fill out the FAFSA form at fafsa.gov.
- After completing the FAFSA, exit the application and close the browser
- Don’t tell anyone your FSA ID, even if that person is helping you fill out the FAFSA form.
- Review your financial aid award documents and keep track of the amounts you applied for and received.
- Never give personal information over the phone or internet unless you made the contact.
These are both types of funding you can be offered through financial aid.
Grant: A form of financial aid that you do not have to repay. Also called Gift Aid.
Loan: A form of financial aid that you must repay, usually repayment includes interest charges and fees.
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