Financial Aid (FAFSA)

Students should apply for Financial Aid using the online FAFSA between October 1, 2016-March 2, 2017 (priority deadline) of your Senior year. The earlier the better. This is a new, earlier deadline then in past years.

FAFSA Application:

Need help with FAFSA or want to earn a scholarship:

Get Schooled is kicking off FAFSA season with their annual FAFSA twitter scholarship (usually in February, this year in October). Designed to spread awareness of FAFSA, students just have to tweet #FAFSA, tag @getschooled and they are entered to win a $1k scholarship.   The contest starts October 1 and runs through October 16.

In partnership with Univision, Get Schooled has a college text line where students can text COLLEGE or DINERO to 335577 to ask questions in English or Spanish about FAFSA or other college financial aid topics. Our staff of experts will text back an answer.

The Get Schooled site has resources help students with every aspect of FAFSA completion, including: an overview of the FAFSA process, a directory of FAFSA workshops in their state, information on how to create an FSA ID,

We also have information for DACA and undocumented students, who are unable to tap into federal aid. These include an overview of financial aid options for DACA or undocumented students and a list of scholarships for DACA or undocumented students.

FAFSA Information Night and Applying for the FSA ID will be held on September 22, 2016 at 6:00pm in the Bullard Cafeteria. This is a basic overview of information regarding the Financial Aid applications.

FAFSA Information Presentations being held at other FUSD sites:
September 20: 6:00 Fresno High Library/Media Center
September 21: 6:00 McLane Library
September 26: 6:00 Hoover cafeteria
September 27: 6:00 Design Science Fresno City College Health Science Bldg. Rm 270
September 28: 6:00 Roosevelt Library
September 29: 6:00 Duncan Library
Cash 4 College FAFSA Assistance Night will be held on October 4, 2016 at 6:00pm in the Bullard Cafeteria. Bring your FSA ID (see below for directions), Social Security number, 2015 tax return or W2. You will need both the student and parent Social Security numbers and FSA IDs. If you do not have a Social Security number then you can apply for the California Dream Act Application, click here for more info: We will assist with both the FAFSA and Dream Act applications. Students can enter to win a scholarship if they participate in this event and complete their FAFSA.

Cash 4 College FAFSA Assistance NIght at other FUSD sites:
October 11: 6:00 Fresno High Library Media Center
October 12: 6:00 McLane Library
October 17: 6:00 Sunnyside Theater
October 18: 6:00 Design Science at Fresno City College Health Science Room 270

FAFSA Application Workshops for all Seniors will be held on Wednesday, October 19 during the school day PSATs. Students will be assigned a session and should bring the following information:
-Social Security number (parents and student)
-2015 tax information
-FSA ID username and password

Video Resources :
How to create a FSA ID:

FAFSA Overview:

How to Fill Out a FAFSA:

FAFSA and FSA ID Tips for Parents:

FAFSA Process Changes for 2017-18:

Types of Student Aid

Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school. Aid can come from

How to Report your Parent Information on FAFSA

Are you unsure about who’s income you should and should not report? Click on the link below for a graphic you help you better understand what to report:

If you’re not ready to apply for federal student aid, but you’d like to estimate your aid, tryFAFSA4caster.

FAFSA4caster is an early eligibility estimator that can help you plan ahead when it comes to paying for college.

FAFSA4caster is a free financial aid calculator that gives you an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid. This information helps families plan ahead for college. You must use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA®) to apply for aid once you’ve decided to apply for admission and attend college.