Complete the FAFSA

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This application is used to apply for federal, state, and institutional need-based grant, loan, and work-study programs. To maximize your eligibility for all types of financial aid, you are encouraged to complete the FAFSA form by March 2nd each year. 

New and continuing students must complete a FAFSA application every year to be considered for federal, state, and institutional need-based financial aid.

Submit Your FAFSA

The 2024-25 FAFSA application is expected to be available in December 2023.


Cal Lutheran's FAFSA school code: 001133

Prepare for the 2024-25 FAFSA

New for 2024-25: FAFSA Simplification Act

A recently passed law known as the FAFSA Simplification Act will enact a sweeping redesign of the processes and systems used to award federal student aid. A few of the changes include:

  • A new streamlined user experience for the FAFSA application
  • Redesigned need analysis and Pell formulas for expanded eligibility for federal student aid
  • Initial electronic consent from students, parents and spouse (as applicable) required for all applications

Summary of Major Changes

Watch a quick video about the changes

Additional Information

Do these changes also affect the California Dream Act Application (CADAA)?
  • The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) plans to mirror the updates on the 2024-25 California Dream Act Application. More information will be shared once it becomes available

Disclaimer: The 2024-25 FAFSA changes are implemented by the U.S. Department of Education. Information on this page is subject to change as new information is released. For more information visit