February is Financial Aid Awareness Month
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Dream Act Application are available to file online for the 2014-2015 academic year.
- FAFSA Priority Filing - March 2
- Dream Act deadline - March 2
- Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) - Available January 1
- Additional information on MCS - click here
The Financial Aid Office will be providing assistance to help students and families complete the FAFSA or the Dream Act Application. There will be:
- FREE one-on-one assistance with a Financial Aid Professional
- FREE giveaways
When and Where?
AIRC 2004 and Library 2000
- Monday, Feb. 17th 11:00am - 2:00pm
- Tuesday, Feb. 18th 11:00am - 2:00pm
- Wednesday, Feb. 19th 11:00am - 2:00pm*
- Thursday, Feb. 20th 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Evening session TBD
HELP AVAILABLE - WE'RE COMING TO YOU!
A Financial Aid Expert will be available to help you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Dream Act Application. Staff will make themselves available in the computer labs as listed above. Priority filing deadline is March 2.
What should you bring?
- Your (student) PIN to sign FAFSA; For dependent students - Your parent will need to sign with their own PIN
- Your 2013 tax information (and your parent's info, if dependent; and spouse's info, if married):
- 2013 Tax Return (1040s), W2s, and income information
- 2013 Asset information (cash, checking, savings, investments, stocks)
- 2013 Untaxed income, if you are not required to file taxes (e.g. Social Security benefits)
- Social Security card and driver's licensce/State ID
- Permanent Residency card, if you are an eligible non-citizen
How do I apply for Cal Grant?
Continuing undergraduate students who have not been awarded a Cal Grant and who are California residents are encouraged to apply by filing the 2014-2015 FAFSA by February 20th. Sacramento State will automatically send the required Cal Grant GPA Verification to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) prior to the March 2 deadline.
Undergraduate students who do not have at least 24 college units completed at Sacramento State must have the required Cal Grant GPA Verification form completed by their high school or your previously attended college by the March 2 deadline.
Be sure to answer all of the asset questions on the FAFSA to avoid any delays in determining eligibility for Cal Grant.
Where do I park?
Parking permits are required to park on campus, except in designated timed spaces. Parking permits are available from one of the daily permit machines, the Visitor Information booths, or the UTAPS Office. Permit machines are located in student lots 1, 7, 8, 9, 5th floor of Parking Structure I, 3rd floor of Parking Structure II and the 3rd floor of Parking Structure III. Parking permit fees are $6 per day, or $3 for two hours. Our Parking Map also shows the locations of each permit machine.
Campus Map (pdf) - The computer labs are located in the Library, Room 2000 and the Academic Information Resource Center (AIRC), Room 2004
Parking Map (pdf) - The closest parking for student & daily spaces is Parking Structure II or Lot 12, behind Benecia Hall. There are two Daily Permit Machines on either end of the parking structure. Refer to Parking Map.
Your Money Matters!
Financial literacy knowledge is very important in order to help you manage funds and lower your student loan and credit card indebtedness. The Student Financial Services Center (SFSC) office located in Lassen Hall 1003 offers free group and one-on-one money management sessions. For more information contact SFSC or by phone at 916-278-6736.