FAFSA and CADAA - Cash for College

The State of California seeks to expand access to financial aid to students and families who may otherwise not be aware of the opportunities. As such, in the 2022-2023 school year, all 12th grade students and their parents will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) per the recently passed:  California AB 469

Important reasons why you would want to complete the application by March 2nd:

  • March 2, 2023, is the priority deadline for Cal Grant consideration
  • Receive priority for money for education, trade school, community college and/or college
  • FAFSA/CADAA may be required for college scholarship consideration
  • Receive financial aid offers from multiple schools before making a decision

Visit the Federal Student Aid Website
Visit the CADAA Website

CUHSD 1:1 Workshops for Families & Students

CUHSD hosts Cash for College workshops with application support open to all district families in the spring semester. At the workshops families will receive one to one support from trained financial aid professionals to complete the FAFSA or CADAA.

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Filling out the FAFSA

Students who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents complete the FAFSA. There are additional eligibility requirements and you may further determine eligibility for filling out the FAFSA by viewing the California Student Aid Commision’s InfoGraphic or speaking with a counselor.

Visit the FAFSA WebsiteVisit the Federal Student Aid Website

FAFSA Info Sheet in English
FAFSA Info Sheet in Spanish
SJCC Videos on Financial Aid in English
SJCC Videos on Financial Aid in Spanish

Filling out the CADAA

Students without a Social Security Number or students who are AB 540 eligible may complete the CADAA, however you may further determine eligibility by viewing the California Student Aid Commision’s InfoGraphic. The CADAA will confirm your eligibility with a series of questions. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be informed that you are eligible to file a CADAA and can click “Start Application.”

CADAA WebsiteVisit the CADAA Website

CADAA Info Sheet in English
CADAA Info Sheet in Spanish
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Free Tutorials for FAFSA/CADAA

Californiacolleges.edu Offers Free Tutorials on Filling out the FAFSA/CADAA

Here’s what you’ll need to register:

  • The name of our school district: Campbell Union High School District
  • The name of your school. 
  • Your CUHSD Student ID number. (the 5-digit number before the student e-mail)
  • Your date of birth.
  • Your first and last name as they show on your school records.
  • Your school email address
  • Your grade level


Visit californiacolleges.edu to get started