Completing and submitting the FAFSA
School Code 013653
School Code 013653
Please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov.
Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick, and it gives you access to the financial aid resources to pay for college (Federal Student Aid). In addition, your FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for California State and CDU Institutional Aid, to determine whether you qualify for their awards.
FSA ID is required for FAFSA applicants, a username and password combination that allows you to sign your FAFSA electronically. If you are a dependent student you should also have your parent request an FSA ID.
After the completing the FAFSA
After completing the FAFSA, your FAFSA has to be processed, and then you will receive an Expected Family Contribution (EFC), used by CDU to determine how much aid you can get.
Additional Document(s) Request
You may be required to submit additional forms or other documentation to complete your financial? aid application.
Financial Aid Award Notification
Financial Aid Award Letters are only made once you have been admitted to CDU.
Once admitted, your financial aid application will be reviewed by financial aid staff and a Financial Aid Notification or Estimated Financial Aid Award Letter will be emailed to you.
Submitted Financial Aid Award Letters must be wet-signed. Faxed/scanned signed award letters will not be accepted for processing.
The CDU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships may request additional information before finalizing your Financial Aid Award Letter. Please check your email regularly!
The 2023-2024 FAFSA
If you’re ready to fill out the FAFSA form now, go for it!
Completing and submitting the FAFSA form is free and quick, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to help pay for college or career school.
In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.
- Undergraduate Students
- Transfer Students
- Graduate Students
- International Students
- Doctoral Students
- Financial Aid
- Accepted Students
- Admissions Team
- Non-Degree Seeking Students
- Undocumented Student Resources
- Key Dates