CA Dream Act Application: Seniors who do not meet the criteria to complete the FAFSA should complete the California Dream Act application. It is required if you'd like to receive aid to attend community colleges or four-year colleges in California. For maximum results, submit by March 2, 2017.
FAFSA: Seniors who are US citizens or eligible noncitizens should submit the FAFSA. It opens October 1, 2016 and is due March 2, 2017 (at the latest). It is very wise for every eligible senior to complete the FAFSA to receive assistance for community colleges or four-year colleges. Begin by making an FSA ID for you and have a parent create an FSA ID if s/he does not have one.