February is Financial Aid Awareness Month

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Dream Act Application are available to file online January 1 for the 2015-2016 academic year.   Sacramento State Federal School Code: 001150

Which application do I use?

  • Who applies using the FAFSA?
    • U.S. Citizen
    • Eligible non-U.S. Citizen

      FAFSA available at www.fafsa.gov
  • Who applies using the Dream Act application?
    • Non U.S. Citizen AB 540
    • DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

      Dream Act application available at www.caldreamact.org

Why file by March 2?

  • Cal Grant and Middle Class Scholarship have a set deadline of March 2
  • Sacramento State's priority filing deadline for limited funded financial aid is March 2
    • State University Grant
    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
    • Federal Work Study
    • Federal Perkins

Need Help Filing?  

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Come by to one of our three workshops, drop-in hours listed below.

Location:  Mendocino 2007
You must have a valid parking permit to park in the student designated parking areas.

Days & Times:
February 5 & 17   11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
February 9            5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

What will you need?


Click here for a list of items to bring

Important Cal Grant Information

I've never received a Cal Grant before, what do I do?


  • For additional Cal Grant eligibility requirements click here
  • Be sure to answer all of the asset questions on the financial aid application to avoid any delays in determining eligibility for Cal Grant
  • Monitor your Cal Grant at WebGrants 4 Students

Your Money Matters!

FMoneyinancial 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.