- Check your email for your Student Aid Report (SAR). Your SAR contains federal financial aid information.
- If you have not received your Student Aid Report (SAR) four weeks after sending in your FAFSA, contact the Federal Student Aid
- Information Center at 800-433-3243.
- Postmark deadline for FAFSA is March 2nd
- Attend Open House
- Submit tax forms to the college’s financial aid office, if requested. Contact the financial aid at your college office to make certain that your application is complete. Find out what else you need to do to establish and maintain your eligibility for financial aid. (Some schools may have earlier priority filing deadlines)
- Check your email often as colleges often communicate with you via email.
- Watch the mail/email for college acceptance and financial aid award letters. Compare the financial aid awards you receive from various colleges.
- Check with the college you have chosen to attend about the details of signing and returning your financial aid award letter. You may need to get loan applications directly from a lender.
- Watch for important deadlines at your chosen college (housing, financial aid, etc).
- Make your final decision and send in a deposit by the deadline.
- Notify the schools that you will not be attending of your final decision.
- If you plan to attend community college check with the Career
- Center for workshops and information. Apply EARLY – be sure to meet deadlines for summer class
- Continue to check your email often as colleges often communicate with you via email.
- Advanced Placement (AP) exams are given in high schools nationwide.
- If you have not received a notice regarding your Cal Grant application from the CA Student Aid Commission, contact them at
- 1-888-CAGrant as soon as possible.
- May 1st is College Decision Day. Be sure to commit and pay your deposit by this deadline.