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Financial Aid

To comply with Bill No 469, all seniors must complete the FAFSA or CA Dream Act. Here are some resources to help you with Financial Aid!

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • FAFSA stands for the Free Application For Federal Student Aid. Make sure you submit before March
  • Submitted to federal government-based on family income and taxes-gives what is called the EFC or the Expected Family Contribution.
  • The government sends you a SAR (Student Aide Report) that tells you your EFC.
  • The government sends info from FAFSA to schools you list on FAFSA
  • Schools will send you a financial aid package that includes all four parts.
  • You then can decide whether to accept all, part, or none of your financial aid offer.
  • First step to apply for FAFSA -a PIN number! You and your parents should sign up for a Personal Identification Number at


California Dream Act Application (CADAA)

  • The California Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid. This application is unrelated to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
  • There are many financial aid opportunities for undocumented/dreamer students including: Cal Grant, Chafee Grant, Middle Class Scholarship, UC Grants, State University Grants, California Community College (CCC) California Promise Grant, EOP/EOPS, some University scholarships and some private scholarships administered by campuses.
  • Information provided on the CADAA is not provided to the federal government nor is it checked against any federal databases. CADA information is protected by privacy and information security laws. CADA students will be required to submit parental income and asset information.

Cal Grant GPA Verification:

You must attend a California college/university to get a Cal Grant.

  • You must fill out a FAFSA form to get a Cal Grant.
  • By March 2nd, your GPA (10-11 unweighted excluding PE) will be uploaded by MHS staff for you.

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

To apply for federal aid such as federal grants, work-study, and loans you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Basic eligibility requirements to complete FAFSA can be found on here.

Instructions for filling out FAFSA can be found on here, and helpful video guides can be found below. 
1. Create FSA ID 
FSA ID pg1 FSA ID pg 2
*Thank you IVC Financial Aid Office for creating this worksheet!
2. Fill out the FAFSA Form & Submit
Stay tuned! 
California Dream Act 
AB 540 / SB 68 eligible students who are undocumented, DACA-mented, U visa holders, & TPS holders can fill out the California Dream Act Application at and follow the instructions and video guides provided in the Financial Aid Guide below.