California Community Colleges (CCC)
RESOURCESPlease visit the following information pages to learn more about the California Community Colleges and what they offer:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CA Dream Act Application
Free money includes: Grants, Fee Waivers, Scholarships, and Work-Study Programs
- You can apply as early as October 1. Finish your application as soon as you can. You might get more money if you submit early!
- Be sure to submit with all your schools no later than March 2.
Which application do I complete, FAFSA or the California Dream Act?
- US Citizen
- Students in mix-status homes: Meaning the student is a US Citizen and parents are undocumented
- U.S. permanent resident, with a Permanent Resident Card (formerly known as an Alien Registration Receipt Card or "Green Card")
- Conditional permanent resident (I-551C)
- Other eligible noncitizens with an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any one of the following designations: "Refugee," "Asylum Granted," "Indefinite Parole," "Humanitarian Parole," or "Cuban-Haitian Entrant."
- A citizen of the Republic of Palau (PW), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (MH), or the Federated States of Micronesia (FM)
- Undocumented students
- DACA students
How to Get Started with the FAFSA
-Your driver’s license (if any)
-Your 2021 W-2 forms
-Your 2021 Federal Income Tax Return
-Your 2021 untaxed income records
-Your current bank statements
-Your parent's 2021 Federal Income Tax Return
-Your parents’ 2021 W-2 forms
-Your parents’ bank statements
-Your parents’ untaxed income records
-Your parents’ current business and investment records