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The Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) is the financial aid application used to determine financial aid eligibility. It must be filed yearly. In addition to the FAFSA, separate applications are required for scholarships and the Federal Direct Student Loan.

Financial aid funds are limited in many programs, with funding going to the earliest eligible applicants. Therefore, deadlines should be observed. Students pursuing their bachelor's and master's degree or their teaching credential can receive financial aid as long as they continue to be eligible and do not exceed the allowable maximum units earned or attempted.

There are two ways to file the FAFSA Application

2014-2015 FAFSA Workshop Presentation

FAFSA Tips and Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Student Aid.

NASFAA Cash for College brochure

Federal Tax Credits

For questions and assistance related to completing your federal tax return, visit the IRS website at







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Last Update: 02/4/2014