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Financial Aid Deadlines

Students who file a FAFSA or CADAA application after the March 2 priority filing deadline and/or submit requested information after deadlines specified by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships may have limited eligibility for some financial aid programs. These aid programs include: Institutional Aid such as university grants and scholarships, Cal grants, and Work-Study. Students who have missed a financial aid deadline can submit an On-time Status Appeal

For further assistance you can visit us or email

To receive a call from a Financial Aid Advisor, join our virtual line by:

  • Visiting
  • By texting OFAS to 805-585-5821
  • Using the "Qless" app on your mobile device

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