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Financial Aid Resources

What is the financial aid process?

What is the financial aid process?

Follow these steps to ensure you complete the process the right way!

 

UNDERSTAND

Understand which application to complete - FAFSA or CADAA
 
FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid
To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans,  you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. 
 
CADAA - The California Dream Act Application
The CADAA is the most appropriate financial aid application for students who  are residents of the State of California that do not qualify to complete the  FAFSA application.
 

WATCH

Watch our Financial Aid Information Webinar

COLLECT

Collect the document you need  to complete FAFSA/CADAA.  
Find everything on this list: 
English: bit.ly/FAlist22 
 

COMPLETE

The FAFSA/CADAA at home and/or at school with help.
 

ATTEND A WORKSHOP

Attend a Financial Aid Workshop/Cash4College at one of the following sites:
@ Redwood HS • 01/24/23 • 9 am-12 pm / 4-7 pm
@ Woodside • 02/08/23 • 7-8:30 pm
@ Menlo-Atherton • 02/15/23 • 6:30-8 pm
 
Questions? 
Contact your School Counselor or District Counselor on Special Assignment, Student Services Glenda Ortez-Galán at (650) 369-1411, ext. 21002 or email gortezgalan@seq.org.
Frequently asked questions (faq)

Frequently asked questions (faq)

What is the Universal FAFSA/CADAA Requirement?
As of July of 2022, all SUHSD graduating seniors are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act Application (CADAA).
 
Why should I complete a financial aid application?
Completing these applications increases students access to financial aid, which includes the Pell Grant, Cal Grant, Community College Promise Grant, and so much more!
 
How do I complete a financial aid application?
All SUHSD schools, community colleges, and community based organizations will host Cash 4 College Workshops to support students and families in completing their financial aid applications.
 
Can I opt-out from completing a financial aid application?
While there will be an opportunity to opt-out in the spring, we hope that you will choose to complete your financial aid application.
 
How can I obtain more information?
Please connect with your School Counselor or SUHSD's Counselor on Special Assignment, Glenda Ortez-Galán at gortezgalan@seq.org. For general information, please visit the CA Student Aid Commission website here.
ALL IN FOR FAFSA/CA DREAM ACT

ALL IN FOR FAFSA/CA DREAM ACT

The goal of “All In for FAFSA/CA Dream Act ” is to expand access to financial aid to thousands of students who may have otherwise not been aware of these opportunities.