Applying for Aid

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Welcome! The Humboldt Financial Aid Office would like to ensure that all parents and families of our future and current Humboldt students understand the Financial Aid process at our institution and are well informed about the resources available in order to assist you in making financially responsible decisions for you and your student’s educational career.

The 2024 – 2025 FAFSA and CADAA are now open. The California priority filing date for most California programs is April 2nd, 2024 - there is plenty of time to complete the application for the upcoming school year. Due to high volume of students attempting to complete the FAFSA application, we strongly encourage families to complete the form in late January.
Please note: the GPA verification deadline for Cal Grant remains March 2nd, 2024. GPA submission is only required for new Cal Grant recipient, and GPAs are usually submitted automatically by high schools and colleges.

Important Information about the 2024 – 2025 FAFSA:

  • The FAFSA will be available intermittenly throughout the month of January. The Department of Education has issued the application as a “soft launch” as a method of addressing site crashing and application issues. If you log onto the website and the 24 – 25 FAFSA is not available to you at that time, please try again at a later time.
  • Department of Education will not be sharing FAFSA information with schools until the end of January, at the earliest. As a result, schools will not be able to determine your financial aid eligibility until later in the spring. Please be sure to save your FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) for reference.
  • Information about support and planned pauses for the FAFSA can be found