Here’s the first step to receiving financial aid! This is the ONLY website to use when submitting the FAFSA and there is NEVER any charge to students to apply. You should never be asked for payment of any kind when competing or submitting the FAFSA.Click here to access the FAFSA in Spanish.
What information do I need when I fill out the FAFSA?
Here’s a checklist of information and documents needed to complete the FAFSA.
What is a Federal Student Aid PIN? (PDF)
Fact sheet describing the Federal Student Aid Personal Identification Number, how to get a PIN, and how to use the PIN.
Simple Steps to transfer Tax Information to your FAFSA (Image)
Graphic that explains how to use the IRS data retrieval tool to transfer tax information into the FAFSA and when the tool is available.
Federal Financial Aid and Undocumented Students (PDF)
Fact sheet that provides answers to frequently asked question about federal financial aid for undocumented students. Click here for information on the California Dream Act and available state financial aid programs for AB540 students.
FAFSA Facts for Students with Drug-related Convictions (PDF)
Fact sheet that explains how drug-related convictions may impact a student's eligibility for federal aid.
Myths About Financial Aid (PDF)
Fact sheet debunking common myths about federal financial aid: parents make too much money, too old, or need good grades.
Funding your Education: The Guide to Federal Student Aid (PDF)
A Department of Education publication that provides information on preparing for college, types of federal student aid and eligibility, the FAFSA, and student loan repayment. Click here for Spanish.
National and Federal Resources
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - the first step in receiving financial aid.
FAFSA en Espanol
Haga clic aquí para acceder la solicitud FAFSA
Extensive selection of free resources from the US Department of Education on options for funding your college education.
Access information on your federal financial aid history for programs such as Pell Grants and Student Loans.
Selective Service System
Register online for Selective Service.
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IRS - Request a Tax Transcript
Submit an online request for an IRS tax transcript.
Contains data on SWC graduation rates, student loan default rates, school costs and employment.
NASFAA’s Parent and Student Financial Aid Resource Center
Wealth of resources for students and parents from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).
State of California Resources
Information on California state financial aid programs, such as CalGrants, Chaffet Crants, Foster Youth and the California Dream Act.
Student Identity Theft
Information from the California Student Aid Commission for information and resources on student identity theft.
CA Dream Application
Complete the CA Dream application.
I Can Afford College
Resources on California community college financial aid.