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How to Apply for Financial Aid

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): Title IV School Code 001292
The annual FAFSA priority filing period is January 1—March 2 every year. Students are encouraged to apply after the annual priority date of March 2. The FAFSA may be submitted late through the end of the Spring term. Please be aware application processing may take up to 10 weeks after completing and submitting additional “Student Requirement” forms and documentation to the Financial Aid Office. Students are encouraged to read frequent MySolano student email blasts sent from the Financial Aid Office.


Step 1: Apply with FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov every year beginning January 1. Check your FAFSA status online at www.fafsa.gov AND your financial aid status by logging into MySolano.

Step 2: BOG fee waiver eligibility is evaluated from the FAFSA beginning each summer term. If eligible, fee waiver award notification will be sent to the student’s MySolano email account. The BOG fee waiver will show on the MySolano student account under “Print Schedule Bill” after the student enrolls in courses each term. CCCApply online BOG fee waiver application coming soon—look for details on the Financial Aid homepage.

Step 3: Check MySolano financial aid status and submit “Student Requirement” forms and documentation to the Financial Aid Office. All forms and documents must be filled out clearly, completely, signed and dated. Applicants selected for Federal verification of FAFSA data will be required to submit additional documentation to the Financial Aid Office.

Step 4: Financial Aid staff review, process, package, and award all eligible financial aid after “Student Requirements” are submitted to the Financial Aid Office in date order received. It is the student’s responsibility to check their MySolano financial aid status and MySolano email notifications for any changes or updated information required by FA staff. Financial Aid award disbursements are based upon “student eligibility” and “enrollment status.”

Step 5: Maintain financial aid eligibility by meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards and guidelines. Check your MySolano financial aid “academic progress” after grades reported following each term. Refer to the Academic Progress section of the Financial Aid webpage for specific details.

ATTENTION
It’s not too late to apply after the annual March 2 priority filing deadline. All students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to see if they qualify for federal grants, work-study and student loans. Title IV Federal School Code 001292

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