Completion of a 2023-2024 Financial Aid application is necessary in order to qualify for federal student aid such as grants, work study, and loans.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) determines a student’s eligibility for financial aid to assist with a student’s attendance at a college or career school. California Education Code (CEC) § 51225.7 requires a local educational agency to confirm each 12th-grade student’s completion and submission of a FAFSA or CADAA unless the student is determined to be exempt or an opt-out form is completed.
Completion of a 2023-2024 Financial Aid application is necessary in order to qualify for federal student aid such as grants, work study, and loans. In addition, many states and colleges (including California) use the FAFSA information to determine eligibility for state and school financial aid. Students who were brought to the United States under the age of 16 without proper visas/immigration documentation can apply for financial aid by completing the CADAA by March 2, 2023.
The following documents and resources may assist with determining how you would like to proceed with AB 469 requirement for your senior:
● Federal Student Aid: Filling out the FAFSA Form
● California Student Aid Commission: CA Dream Act
● FAQs about the FAFSA and CADAA: English, Spanish, and Vietnamese
All seniors must provide proof that they have completed the FAFSA/CADAA or submitted the signed SAUSD FAFSA/CADAA Opt-Out Form by Monday, May 1, 2023. Seniors can opt-out on their own if they are an emancipated minor or 18 years or older. Each high school will be sending out information with instructions related to submitting proof of completion or the opt-out form.
For guidance on whether you should complete the FAFSA or CADAA learn more by clicking on the College and Career Readiness webpage : https://www.sausd.us/Page/51854
For additional information, students should speak to their higher education coordinator or school counselor.