Applying for Aid


Cypress College FAFSA Code: 001193

How to Apply

Financial Aid Applications

The Financial Aid Office at Cypress College is one of many student services available at Cypress College. Obtaining a college education is one of the most important investments you will make in your lifetime and Cypress College strongly encourages students to apply for financial aid and use this website to navigate the various resources available to you. The Financial Aid Office staff is available to assist you with questions or concerns you have as you complete the application process.

There are two types of financial aid applications: FAFSA and CADAA (please review below to see which application you should submit).

If planning to take courses at both Cypress and Fullerton Colleges, please make sure you add both schools to the list of schools on your FAFSA or CADAA so that both can post the CCPG (fee waiver), if you’re eligible.

Federal School Codes:

  • Cypress College: 001193
  • Fullerton College: 001201

FAFSA

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, from the Department of Education. This application is available for students who are U.S. Citizens or eligible noncitizens and applies for both Federal and State aid.

Federal Student Aid Resources
The Federal Student Aid website contains resources and information about programs that are available to eligible students.

DREAM Act

The California DREAM Act of 2011 is the result of two bills, Assembly Bill 130 (AB 130) and Assembly Bill 131 (AB 131). Together, these bills allow undocumented and documented students who meet certain provisions of AB 540 to apply for and receive Cal Grant and the California College Promise Grant at community colleges as well as institutional aid at California colleges and universities.

Students who qualify under the Dream Act can apply for financial aid by submitting the California Dream Act Application (CADAA), from the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). For comprehensive information about the California DREAM Act, including access to the application, important dates, and instructions, please visit the Dream Act website.

Important Resources

Financial Aid Application Priority Timeline: October 1 – March 2

Some grants are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. We highly encourage students to apply as early as possible once the application becomes available every October. The California priority deadline is March 2. In order to be considered for a Cal Grant, we recommend that you submit your application no later than March 2 of the upcoming academic year. There is a chance that you may qualify for a Cal Grant if you miss the March 2 deadline; if you submit your application by September 2, you may be able to qualify for a Cal Grant if there are any funds remaining.