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    STEPS TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

    • Seniors should apply for financial aid starting October 1 using their parents' prior year's tax returns! The deadline for Cal Grant Eligibility is March 2nd. 

       FILL OUT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

      Apply for Federal & State Aid with a valid Social Security Number

      Get help paying for college

      1.  (F.A.F.S.A.) Free Application for Federal Student Aid

      2. Seniors do not have to turn in a Cal Grant Grade Point Average Release Form if parents did not opt out of Cal Grant when registering with the San Mateo Union High School District.

       OR

      Dream Act Students (AB540) Apply for California State Aid (for undocumented students)

      CA Dream Act

      1. California Dream Act Application 

      2. Seniors do not have to turn in a Cal Grant Grade Point Average Release Form if parents did not opt out of Cal Grant when registering with San Mateo Union High School.

       

      IMPORTANT: Some private colleges require additional forms or applications and have earlier priority deadlines. The College Scholarship Service Profile for institutional aid is required at some private institutions! See college financial aid website for more information and fees.

      College Scholarship Service Profile

      Private Institutions