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  • Which FAFSA should I use for summer classes?

    Each college is different. If you plan on taking summer classes, ask your college’s financial aid office whether you should complete the 2013-14 FAFSA or the 2014-15 FAFSA.

  • If I have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), can I still complete a FAFSA?

    Yes, and we encourage you to do so. Although DACA students are not eligible for federal financial aid, you may still be eligible for state or college aid, and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can help you access those other types of aid. To begin your FAFSA, you must enter your Social Security Number. While completing the FAFSA, you must answer the "Are you a U.S. citizen?" question by selecting "No, I am not a citizen or eligible noncitizen." After submitting your FAFSA, you should check with your school's financial aid office to see what types of financial aid you may be eligible to receive.

    Note: Some states may have other ways to apply for state aid, and you should check with your financial aid counselor. For example, California has developed an alternative application for California students who are not eligible for federal aid but who may be eligible for the state's Cal Grant and institutional aid programs.

  • How much financial aid am I eligible to receive?

    The financial aid office at your college will determine how much financial aid you are eligible to receive. Your eligibility for most federal student aid depends on a variety of factors, including your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), your year in college, your enrollment status, and the cost of attendance at the college you will be attending.

    Note: Your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. Think of the EFC as an index number used by your college to calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive.

    For more information, contact the financial aid office at your college or see Funding Your Education: The Guide to Federal Student Aid at http://studentaid.ed.gov/resources.

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