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Financial Aid

What You Need to Complete an Application

Documents

Before you fill out your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADAA), gather these documents  so that you have everything you need to complete and submit the form.

Both Student & Parent bring the following documents you have and that apply to you:

  • Driver's License (if you have one)
  • Social Security Card or number (if you have one)
  • Alien Registration number (if you have one) 
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) 
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) number (if you have one)
  • List of colleges you are interested in attending

Note: If you were born before january 1, 1997, you are considered an independent student for the 2020-21 & 2021-22 school year and do not have to provide your  parents' information.

Your Tax Information

 

2020-2021 Applicants:

The FAFSA and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) will ask for your 2018 tax and income information to apply for 2020-21 student aid.

  • While completing the FAFSA, you can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to populate your and/or your parents' 2018 tax information.
  • However, it is recommended for students/parents to have their 2018 Tax Return(s) and related tax documents (for example, W2s, tax schedules, bank statements), as well as any records of untaxed income (for example, welfare benefits, Social Security benefits, or child support payments) available for reference.

2021-2022 Applicants:

The FAFSA and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) will ask for your 2019 tax and income information to apply for 2021-22 student aid.

  • While completing the FAFSA, you can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to populate your and/or your parents' 2019 tax information.
  • However, it is recommended for students/parents to have their 2019 Tax Return(s) and related tax documents (for example, W2s, tax schedules, bank statements), as well as any records of untaxed income (for example, welfare benefits, Social Security benefits, or child support payments) available for reference.

 

 

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