These guides are intended to compliment the Financial Aid Guide for California Foster Youth with screen shots of the actual FAFSA and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) applications and detailed instructions.
Visual Step-by-Step FAFSA Guide for California Foster Youth – This guide provides screen shots and step by step instructions on completing the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Visual Step-by Step California Dream Act Application (CADAA) Guide for CA Foster Youth – This guide provides step by step instructions for completing the online CADAA, which is only available in English. It is recommended that students complete the application online to reduce the chances of errors, however, the paper application is available in both English and Spanish.
Guide to Completing the Paper California Dream Act Application in Spanish (Guía En Español Para Completar La Solicitud Dream Act De California En Papel) – It is recommended that students complete the CADAA online to reduce the chances of errors, however, this application is only available in English. For students whose preferred language in Spanish, this guide provides detailed instructions on completing the paper CADAA in Spanish, as well as other helpful next steps to maximize financial aid.