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Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is awarded based on Financial Need, as determined by your financial aid application (FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application). Generally, families with fewer resources are offered more favorable types of financial aid such as, grants, subsidized loans, and work-study.

Eligibility is recalculated each year based off your current year financial aid application. If your family’s calculated ability to pay for college changes from one year to the next, so too will your eligibility for need-based forms of financial aid.

Basic Financial Aid Application Requirements
Additional Eligibility Requirements
Financial Aid Estimator

Types of aid:

Scholarships
Grants
Loans
Work-Study
 

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