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Financing College

Financial Notes

UC Blue & Gold Opportunity

Through the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan and other financial aid, all tuition is covered for eligible California students with household incomes of $80,000 or less. As a result, 55 percent of California resident students pay no tuition!
CA$H for College 2017
CA$H for College 2017
COBA Scholarship recipient Aniyah Pleasant
COBA Scholarship recipient Aniyah Pleasant

FAFSA application opens October 1st, 2017

Priority consideration deadline remains March 2nd of 2018. Colleges and Universities will utilize the report generated from the FAFSA to determine student aid packages. EVERY student should complete a FAFSA electronically with parental FSA ID.


College Deadline

Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.


State Deadline

California - For many state financial aid programs – March 2, 2018 - date postmarked. 

To confirm that your GPA was received and processed by CSAC, create a WebGrants for Students (WGS) account. To access WGS, go to

Make sure you periodically visit WebGrants for Students, located at where you will find important program and contact information.

If you are a non-citizen holding a Social Security card issued through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or for some other work authorization, you should fill out the California Dream Act Application found at Do NOT fill out a FAFSA. Contact the California Student Aid Commission ( or your college's financial aid administrator for more information.


No Loan Private College programs

No Loan Schools for Everyone

The following colleges do not include any loans in their financial aid packages. These schools have made a commitment to replace all loans with grants and work-study programs for all students regardless of family income or state residency.

Amherst College – Mass.                                       

Bowdoin College - Maine

Colby College - Maine                                           

Columbia University – N.Y.                                       

Davidson College – N.C.                                        

Haverford College – Penn.                                       

Harvard University – Mass.                                               

Pomona College – CA                                              

Princeton University – N.J.                                                

Stanford University – CA                                          

Swarthmore College – Penn.                               

University of Pennsylvania                                      

Vanderbilt University – Tenn.                              

Washington and Lee – VA                                       

Yale University – Conn.