Completing the FAFSA is the single most important step in getting financial aid. You will need to do this every year to continue to receive aid.
Once the FAFSA has been completed, the information is processed by the Department of Education and a Student Aid Report (SAR) is sent to the school(s) of your choice. When our office receives your SAR, we will be able to offer financial aid awards based on your financial information included on your FAFSA.
To apply go to: www.fafsa.ed.gov
The FAFSA application is only good for one academic year (Fall - Summer). Depending on when you will want to receive financial aid will determine which FAFSA application you need to submit.
The chart below provides the new key dates for current and prospective Cal State East Bay students:
|If you need financial aid for||Submit this FAFSA||You can submit the FAFSA from||Use income and tax data from|
|Fall 2017 - Summer 2018||2017 - 2018||October 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018||2015|
|Fall 2018 - Summer 2019||2018 - 2019||October 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019||2016|