If you don’t get your FAFSA submitted by the deadline, you may be missing out on free money. Don’t do that. Make sure you know all the applicable federal, state, and college deadlines and follow them. Get that money.
To be considered for federal financial aid, you must complete and submit a FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Also, most states, colleges, and universities use the FAFSA to award other types of institutional financial aid, including state- and college-sponsored financial aid, such as grants, educational loans, and work-study programs.
March 2nd (postmarked by) for many state financial aid programs
Cal Grant also requires submission of a school certified GPA by March 2nd. Applicants are encouraged to obtain proof of mailing their GPA and to retain a copy of their GPA form.