SUBHEAD: Compton College Reminds High School Seniors, College-Bound Students
of March 2 Deadline to Apply for Financial Aid
Compton College offered a reminder Monday that the deadline for applying for a Cal Grant is Friday, March 2, 2018. A Cal Grant is one of the best ways to get cash for college—it is a cash award that you don’t have to pay back. Depending on the type of grant a student receives, the money can be used for tuition, books or supplies.
Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid to get cash for college, even if they think they may not be eligible. For eligible students, Federal Pell Grant amounts can change annually. For the 2017-18 academic year, the award amount was up to $5,920.
The first step in gaining access to financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. One application is all that is needed to apply for both state and federal grants. 2018-19 FASFA applicants may apply using their 2016 income tax information, rather than having to wait to use information from 2017 tax returns. It is important that students apply by the March 2 deadline in order to receive financial aid for the fall 2018 semester.
For more information about financial aid, and to get assistance with the application process, contact the Compton College Financial Aid Office, Room E17, at 310- 900-1600, Ext. 2935.