It’s time to apply for financial aid if you plan to seek federal, state or private financial aid assistance for the upcoming new school year:
#1: FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid: https://fafsa.ed.gov
#2: Cal Grant – State aid for California students who attend California colleges: http://www.calgrants.org
There are other financial aid programs available that college or scholarship programs may instruct you to apply for. Please keep in mind that there are often filing deadlines. Also, required criteria can vary.