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General Application Process

Step 1: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit your FAFSA to the federal processor. (The Cal State L.A. federal school code is 001140). There are two ways to submit the FAFSA.

The Paper FAFSA is available in high school guidance offices, local libraries and financial aid offices of all local community colleges and universities. Because they are readily available, the Center for Student Financial Aid does not mail the FAFSA.

You may also submit your financial aid application on line using FAFSA on the Web.

The GPA Verification Form must be mailed to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) by March 2*, 2014 for the 2014-2014 academic year.

Visit for more information and to print the GPA Verification form.

*Due to March 2, 2014 falling on a Sunday, the deadline is extended to the following Monday, March 3, 2014. The paper GPA Verification form must be postmarked no later than March 3, 2014


Step 2: Document Request

AFTER we receive your application information from the central processor, the Center for Student Financial Aid may send you a request for additional documents.


Step 3: Document Submission

You should promptly submit all documents requested by the Center for Student Financial Aid. You may mail or submit them in person during office hours.

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5151 State University Drive . Los Angeles . CA 90032 . (323) 343-3000
2008 Trustees of the California State University

Last Update: 02/11/2014