Assembly Bill 469 requires that all 12th-grade students complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), California Dream Act Application (CADAA), or the“opt-out” form prior to the end of the school year.
Completion of the FAFSA is necessary in order to qualify for federal student aid such as grants, work-study, and loans. In addition, many states and colleges (including California) use the FAFSA information to determine eligibility for state and school financial aid. Throughout the school year, our high schools will be offering 12th-grade students and parents a variety of opportunities to obtain guidance and assistance with completing the FAFSA or CADAA through one-on-one and small group meetings and workshops facilitated by the counselors, USC College Advisors, and representatives from local colleges and other institutions
Per the new legislation, all 12th-grade students must provide proof that they have completed the FAFSA/CADAA or submitted the signed opt-out form. Each high school will be sending out information with instructions related to submitting proof of completion or the opt-out form. See below for additional information, documents, and resources.
- Federal Student Aid: Filling out the FAFSA Form
- FAQs about the FAFSA and CADAA (English)
- California Student Aid Commission: CA Dream Act
- WCUSD FAFSA/CADAA Opt-Out Form (English)
- WCUSD FAFSA/CADAA Opt-Out Form (Spanish)