General Application

Do I submit a FAFSA or a CA Dream Act

The FAFSA is available to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, T-Visa Holders, and eligible non-citizens. The CA Dream Act is available to AB 540/AB 2000/SB 68...

How do I apply for Cal Grant?

The deadline to apply for Cal Grant is March 2. You must submit two forms: a complete FAFSA or Dream Act application AND a GPA...

How do I apply for financial Aid?

You can apply for Financial Aid through Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Act. CCSF also offers scholarships, which require separate applications.

How do I check the status of my Financial Aid application?

To check status of your Financial Aid application: Log in to myRAM Portal. Click on the Financial Aid tab. Select “Financial Aid Status” and select the...

How often do I submit the FAFSA or CA Dream Act?

You must resubmit your financial aid application every year. The FAFSA and CA Dream Act application becomes available every October 1 for the next school...

I have submitted my FAFSA or CA Dream Act online, when will I receive my Financial Aid?

The FAFSA and CA Dream Act are just the first step. The Financial Aid office should receive your electronic financial aid application from the US...

Is there an income limit required to get Financial Aid?

No, there is not an exact income limit, as the Financial Aid process looks at many different variables besides income to determine eligibility. Since the...

 My parents are separated or divorced and living separately. Who should fill out my FAFSA or Dream Act?

The parent you lived with most during the last year. If you did not live with one parent more than the other, then the parent...

My parents live in another country or are not citizens, do I still have to report their information?

Yes, you still have to report their personal and financial information until you meet the dependency requirements to be an Independent student. If your parent...

What is Selective Service?

All males between the ages of 18 and 25 who apply for Financial Aid must register for Selective Service regardless of immigration status. Registering for Selective Service...

What is the EFC?

When you submit the FAFSA or CA Dream Act, the tax & income information provided creates an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is viewable...