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 Summer Hours: campus offices will be open Monday-Thursday and closed Fridays from May 28 – August 9. For information, email community@cerritos.edu

Important Dates

Save the Date

October 1st: Apply

Submit your financial aid application online at www.fafsa.gov or www.caldreamact.org

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application becomes available for the upcoming award year. 

March 2nd: Cal Grant Application Deadline

To apply for Cal Grant you must submit both applications by the March 2nd Deadline.

  1. FAFSA or California Dream Act
  2. GPA Verification Form  

January – April 30th: check your to do list

Note: If you are selected for verification it is important to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to pull in your IRS tax data to the FAFSA. 

June: View Awards

Financial Aid Office begins notifying students of awards.  You will be sent an award notification via message center on your MyCerritos.  You may also view your awards on MyCerritos. Refund selection kits will be sent to new students who are eligible for financial aid funds. 

August: Receive Disbursement

If eligible, first disbursements will be released on the first day of school. Login to MyCerritos to view your account activity to check if your refund has been processed.

For further information please contact the Financial Aid office at (562) 860-2451 ext. 2397 or e-mail us at finaid-staff-list@cerritos.edu

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Last Update: 7/15/2019