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Also if you are going to community college, be sure to submit an application for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver--this may qualify you for FREE tuition. 

Complete the application online at -->Financial Aid-->BOWG

or -->financial aid-->BOWG

Financial Aid for Seniors


The FAFSA window opens Oct. 1st. The priority deadline is March 2nd, but don't wait until the last minute! The earlier you submit your application, the more money there is available to you!

FAFSA Overview

FAFSA Workshop Calendar


OHS and ECHS, along with MiraCosta College, are working together to ensure that all OUSD students and parents are prepared to file by the March 2 Priority Deadline.

FAFSA- Start Here

FAFSA or Dream Act Application

If you are uncertain about which form to complete... Which application should you complete? FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application

Were you born in the U.S?

If yes, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Were you born outside of the U.S., but are a U.S. Citizen? 

If yes, complete the FAFSA.

Were you born outside of the U.S., and obtained a Social Security Number that states “For Employment Only” or was granted through DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival)?

                        If yes, complete the Dream Act application.

Were you born outside of the U.S., and plan to meet AB 540 requirements?

  • Attend a California high school for at least 3 full years
  • Graduate from a California high school, or obtain  General Equivalency Diploma GED, or pass the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)
  • Enroll in an accredited and qualified California college or university
  • If applicable, file an affidavit to legalize immigration status
  • If yes, complete the Dream Act application.

Whether you complete the FAFSA or the Dream Act, be sure to submit a copy of your confirmation page to the Counseling Office (V-125).  Incentives will be given away each week during the priority filing period (January 1 – March 2).

Seniors FAFSA and Cal GRANT

Attention SENIORS: $$   FAFSA $$ Money for College--any college!  Apply online beginning January 1st of your senior year!

All Seniors should apply for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) FAFSA(this is the only official website--beware of scams!)  It is FREE to apply!


Also TURN In Your Cal GRANT Release of Information Form by March 2nd (click for FORM)

How to Fill out the FAFSA

FAFSA Checklist

Use the attached checklist as a guide for the information you will need to submit the FAFSA.

FAFSA Checklist.docx