Frequently Asked Questions
According to the California Student Aid Commission, in the 2019-20 academic year, approximately 920,000 CCC students submitted a Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA).
Some financial aid programs, such as the California College Promise Grant and other institutional aid programs, do not require students to complete a FAFSA or CADAA.
Beginning in the 2022-23 academic year, all California high school seniors will be required to submit a FAFSA or CADAA, or opt out.
In 2019-20, approximately 20% of California community college students received a Pell Grant, 5% received a Cal Grant, and 45% received a California College Promise Grant.
In 2019-20, 1% of students received a loan (including federal, institutional, and private loans).