Important Dates


Important DatesPDF document 


October 1st

Submit financial aid application online at or  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application becomes available for upcoming award year. 

March 2nd

Cal Grant application deadline – Submit both FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form or California Dream Act Application and the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.  

January – April 30th

Respond to Missing Information Letter (MIL) or view To Do’s on MyCerritos.  Submit all required documentation to the Financial Aid Office.If you are selected for verification, you can use the IRS Data Retrieval tool to pull in your IRS tax data to the FAFSA. This tool is available approximately 2 weeks after filing your tax return.


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


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 processedPDF document.  

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