2018-19 FAFSA and CA Dream Act Now Available

It’s never too early to begin the annual financial aid application process. The FAFSA for the 2018-2019 academic year became available on October 1, 2017. The FAFSA is necessary for federal, State and Cal Lutheran financial aid programs.

The CA Dream Act application, which is used by CA resident undocumented students to qualify for the Cal Grant program, is also now available. Dream Act eligible students may go to the California Student Aid Commission’s webpage about the Dream Act to sign up or renew their eligibility.

One big advantage of the early FAFSA is the tax information is from the 2016 taxes and almost all FAFSA filers can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool function which makes completing your FAFSA faster and easier.

We strongly encourage you to go to www.FAFSA.gov and file your 2018-2019 FAFSA. Be sure to use the CLU school code of 001133 and use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to download tax information directly from the IRS.

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