The FAFSA/Dream Act application opens October 1st and closes on March 2nd of every year. JSHS holds one event a year to help students and families submit the application. Financial aid counselors from Contra Costa Community College come to help with the process. The FAFSA is one federal application that will help see if students are eligible for state and federal grants as well as student loans and work study. The Middle Class Scholarship is included with this application.
Note: The FAFSA is for U.S. residents/citizens only. The Dream Act is for undocumented students.
FAFSA/Dream Act Checklist
Have your 2020 parent tax information. The deadline to submit is March 2, 2022. If parent financial circumstance has changed significantly since 2020, you are still required to use 2020 information. Once the student decides on the college they will attend, the student must reach out to the college's financial aid office to notify them of the change. Additional paperwork is usually required by the college as proof. This notification usually occurs in April/May. Mr. Limcaco can help with this process. The FAFSA/Dream Act is submitted every year that the student is in college. You will use the same information every year.
This list is meant to help guide you in collecting all the necessary documents/information needed to be able to complete your application in one night. If you write anything on the list, please do not lose it as it contains information that can result in identity theft.
FSA ID Link
For FAFSA students only. You must create an FSA ID at least 48 hours before you complete your FAFSA. Your FSA ID will serve as your electronic signature. You will use this every year. One account must be created for the student applying and another account must be created for one parent only.
Dream Act Application Link
Dream Act students do not need an FSA ID. It is safe to apply for the Dream Act. Ms. Murillo consults with Immigrants Rising to stay up-to-date with immigration privacy and safety.
Resources for undocumented individuals. Click here to learn more.