Apply for Financial Aid

The FAFSA

The FAFSA is the primary application needed to be considered for federal and state financial aid. You should complete the FAFSA if you are a US/Naturalized Citizen, or Permanent Resident.

Both the student and his/her parent (if applicable) are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to electronically sign the FAFSA.  The FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and federal student aid documents. To create an FSA ID, please visit the FSA ID Website.

Then submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Not a US Citizen or Permanent resident?

You should complete the Dream Act Application if you are an undocumented/AB 540 student.

Submit the Dream Act Application to be processed by the California Student Aid Commission.   

FOR the ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020

The FAFSA and Dream Act Application for the 2019-2020 academic year will open on October 1, 2018.

You will need 2017 income information to fill out the 2019-2020 Financial Aid application.  This will be used to determine eligibility for Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 terms.

FOR the ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021

The FAFSA and Dream Act Application for the 2020-2021 academic year will open on October 1, 2019.

You will need 2018 income information to fill out the 2020-2021 Financial Aid application.  This will be used to determine eligibility for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 terms.

If you need assistance with the FAFSA or Dream Act Application, please visit our Financial Aid Computer Lab located in LI-118 in the East Annex of the Library Building.          

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES

  • October 1, 2019, FAFSA & Dream Act Application Available for 2020-2021 school year 
  • March 2, 2020, FAFSA & Dream Act Application Deadline for initial Cal Grant awards
  • March 2, 2020 Application Deadline for 2020-2021 CCC Scholarships: Click Clovis Community College Scholarships for more information.
  • September 2, 2020 Deadline for Cal Grants for 2020-2021 school year – Competitive Awards (Community College Students Only)