1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application beginning October 1.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online application at www.StudentAid.gov. Cal State LA will receive your FAFSA within 7-10 business days.
- Utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to decrease the processing time.
- Report the 2020 tax year.
- Cal State LA school code: 001140.
- March 2 is the priority deadline to submit the FAFSA to be eligible for all available aid.
- Apply early to ensure that your financial aid is processed before you need to pay for class registration.