Why should I apply early?
Some financial aid programs have limited funding and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. This means that sometimes awards are provided to students in the order in which they submitted their applications (and continue to be awarded until all funds have been exhausted).
For Cal Grant consideration, applications must be submitted by the March 2, 2022, priority deadline.
Applying early also gives students the chance to ensure that any additional items or corrections (once processing begins) are submitted in a timely manner, which allows students to receive their financial aid award as soon as possible.
BONUS: Students who register AND attend one of our 2022-23 Financial Aid Lab will receive some Financial Aid swag! (Instructions for pickup will be emailed to eligible students after the event.)