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APPLY FOR THE FAFSA. Applications will be available in your school counseling
office in December. This single application determines your eligibility for government grants
(In California they are the CAL GRANT & PELL GRANT) and loans. The CAL GRANT A award provides $3,429 to UC's,
$1,428 to CSU's, and up to $9,708 at independent colleges. The Pell ranges from $400 to $3,125.
You may also qualify for FSEOG grants, Work-Study, subsidized and non-subsidized student
loans. The first day you can submit the FAFSA is January 2. Deadline is March 1.