Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the primary financial aid application needed to be considered for federal and state financial aid. The FAFSA will ask for personal and financial information of the student and his/her parents if the student is considered to be a dependent student.

The FAFSA may be submitted online or via U.S. mail. The processing of the FAFSA may take up to ten business days from the date of electronic submission or may take up to 4 to 8 weeks from the receipt date by the U.S. Department of Education if sent via U.S. mail. For more information on the FAFSA, please visit the following website: www.fafsa.gov or for the paper application (submitted via U.S. Mail), click here​.​

2014-2015 FAFSA Application - For Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015​
2015-2016 FAFSA Application - For Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016
If you plan to submit your FAFSA online, the student and his/her parent (if applicable) may opt to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) online. A PIN allows for students and their parent to electronically sign the FAFSA. If a student and/or parent choose not to apply for a PIN, hard copy signatures will need to be sent via U.S. mail. To apply for a PIN, please visit the following website: www.pin.ed.gov
If you need assistance completing or submitting the FAFSA, please contact the College of the Sequoias’ Financial Aid Office.

 California Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application (BOGFW)


The California Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application (BOGFW) should be completed by prospective and current students who would like to be considered for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver. However, it is highly recommended that students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for the BOGFW. Students who complete the FAFSA do not need to complete and submit the BOGFW application.

2015-2016 Academic Year (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016)

2014-2015 Academic Year (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015)

 California Dream Act (AB 130 & 131)


​The California Dream Act Assembly Bills 130 and 131 allows undocumented students who meet AB 540 eligibility criteria to be eligible for state-funded financial aid such as Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW), Cal Grant, Chafee Grant, state categorical programs (e.g., CalWORKs, CARE, EOPS, etc.) and non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities. 

The Dream Application is available online at https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ or in paper form.  Click on icons below for paper application and application instructions. 

2015-16 CA Dream Act Application

2014-15 CA Dream Act Application

Last Updated: 3/26/2015 4:41 PM