To apply for financial aid at Mendocino College, review the menu items listed to the left. The information below provides a general overview of the process.
6 Steps to Apply for Financial Aid
Step 1: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application CADAA
Students must file a FAFSA every year to determine their eligibility for financial aid. The application is available every October 1st. It is recommended that students file the FAFSA or CADAA prior to the March 2nd priority date in order to be considered for Cal Grants.
The 2021-2022 FAFSA/CADAA cover Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022.
The 2020-2021 FAFSA/CADAA covers Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021.
FAFSA: If you are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen, complete the FAFSA to be reviewed for federal and state aid at http://fafsa.ed.gov/. For more inforamtion visit, Complete the FAFSA.
CADAA: If you are an undocumented student and meet the qualifications of AB 540 (Assembly Bill 540) complete the California Dream Act Application to be reviewed for state aid at http://dream.csac.ca.gov/. For more information visit, Complete the Dream Act Application.