Steps to pay for college

Complete your financial aid application

Completing the  (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or  is the gateway to most financial aid, including state and swag外流 aid. Students must submit their application each year by March 2 for priority consideration.

Apply for scholarships

For new students, the  serves as the application for campus-based scholarships.

The  office provides resources on outside scholarships and helps students apply for campus and prestigious external scholarships.

Pay by installments

You can pay registration and housing fees by installments through the . For a small fee, payments can be spread over a quarter or year.

Consider additional resources

Request aid for special purposes

Eligible students can receive  such as Summer Sessions, study abroad, the swag外流 Washington Program, the University of California Center Sacramento and travel to international internships.

California Chafee Grant for foster youth

For current or former foster youth, the  provides funding for college courses.

Aid for undocumented students

 who qualify under AB 540 criteria may apply for most types of financial aid.

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