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We will post any changes to the Federal Rules and Regulations that govern the Financial Aid process and student eligibility to this page. Due to frequent updates check this page often. 
Federal Update: 10/15/15 - Graduating without Passing the CAHSEE -Good News!
Governor Brown has signed SB725 into law as an “urgency” statute to take effect immediately. As an urgency statute the law ensures that pupils who have not passed the high school exit examination as seniors in 2015 but have met all other high school graduation requirements receive a high school diploma as soon as possible. This means that students who graduated in 2015 without passing the CAHSEE and met ALL OTHER high school requirements would be eligible to receive Title IV funding. For more information visit: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB725  

Governor Brown has signed SB172 as a “non-urgency” statute which will take effect January 1st 2016. This statute states that eligibility for high school entitlement awards that require graduation from a California HS would now be granted effective for students from 2003-04 forward with the effective date of this statute. For Federal Aid, the first possible semester a student would be eligible under this statute would be Spring-2016. For Cal Grants, since the entitlement program requires student to apply in the year of their graduation or in the year following their graduation, these students would seemingly be eligible in the 2016-17 award year and the 2017-18 awards years for entitlement awards. Eligibility for the Community College Transfer Entitlements which may have a more restrictive application for some as a result of the age limitations currently applied to the applicant pool (28 years of age by Dec 31 of the first payment in the award year). This section shall remain in effect only until July 31, 2018, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before July 31, 2018, deletes or extends that date. For more information visit: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB172

Fed​eral Update: 12/1/14 Feder​al Student Aid Resources for Students and Parents
College Prep Checklist​ - StudentAid.gov/checklist
Do You Need Money for College? Federal Student Aid at a Glance - StudentAi​d.gov/needmoney
Funding your Education - StudentAid.gov/funding​