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Free Application for Federal Student Aid

What is FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form you fill out to get financial aid. Financial aid includes fee waivers, grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships. Submit the FAFSA each year you are in college – it only takes about 30 minutes to complete when you are prepared.

Though undocumented students cannot apply for aid through the FAFSA, they may be eligible for state financial aid through the California Dream Act.

Deadline to Submit FAFSA

Submit the FAFSA as early as you can. This will help you figure out how to pay for college before classes begin.

Academic Year 2020-2021

The 2020-2021 academic year includes fall 2020, spring 2021, and summer 2021.

  • Date FAFSA available: October 1, 2019
  • Deadline to submit FAFSA: March 2, 2020*
  • Tax filing year to use for FAFSA: 2018

* You can submit the FAFSA after the "Deadline to Submit" date until June 30 of the following year, but priority is given on a first-come, first-served basis. You may not be considered for a Cal Grant if you submit your application after this date.

Federal School Code

Sacramento City College's federal school code is 001233. Make sure you include this on your FAFSA if you want to receive financial aid at Sacramento City College.