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FAFSA/CADAA Completion Requirement



FAFSA/CADAA Completion Requirement

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) determines a student's eligibility for financial aid to assist with a student's attendance at a college or career school. California Education Code (CEC) § 51225.7 requires a local educational agency to confirm each 12th-grade student's completion and submission of a FAFSA or CADAA unless the student is determined to be exempt, or an opt-out form is completed.

When to Apply?

The 2024-2025 FAFSA application will be available beginning January 2024. Although the priority deadline for the maximum aid, including the CalGrant, has been extended to May 2, 2024, you are still eligible to apply to be considered to receive aid.

Why Apply?

  • Apply for government grants, loans, and work-study all in one application
  • Access to free money for college
  • You don't know your eligibility until you apply
  • It can only benefit you by being eligible for a college merit-based scholarship offered by the university

LBUSD FAFSA/CADAA opt-out form permits a student to opt out of completing a FAFSA or CADAA requirement. Completing the opt-out form does not prevent you from applying for the FAFSA or CADAA at a later time.

Financial Aid Resources for completing the FAFSA/CADAA:

Please contact your student's counselor or college and career center team if you have any questions.