Apply for Financial Aid

The first step to getting Financial Aid is to apply. If you are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, you will complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are NOT a US citizen or a permanent resident, you will need to complete the Dream Act Application.

The Delta School Code is 001280


Use the steps below to apply or download our printable guide to applying for financial aid.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For US Citizens or Permanent Residents

  1. Create a FSA ID ( What's this?)
  2. Fill out and submit a FAFSA
    • Include Delta College school code 001280 on your application
    • Select the appropriate application year (e.g., if applying for aid in Fall 2016/Spring 2017, select the 2016-2017 year)
  3. You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) approximately 1-3 weeks after submitting your FAFSA.
  4. You will receive a Notice to Log In through your Delta College Student Email. Check your student email inbox often.
  5. Log into the Delta Online Financial Aid System

California Dream Act Application

Use if you are not a US citizen or a permanent resident.

  1. Go to the California Dream Act Application site
  2. Start the application (You will be asked two questions prior to beginning the application process)
  3. Follow the on-screen directions provided and submit your application
  4. Wait approximately 1-2 weeks to receive a Notice to Log In through your Delta College Student email. Make sure to check your Student Email often.
  5. Log into the Delta Online Financial Aid System

Important Reminders

  • Familiarize yourself with the eligibility requirements of receiving financial aid.
  • FSA ID: If you haven't logged in to the Federal Student Aid site (such as fafsa.ed.gov or StudentLoans.gov) since May 10, 2015, you will need to create a FSA ID before you can log on in the future.
  • AB540 and DACA Students: If you are an AB540 student and are not sure if you're eligible for financial assistance, answer the questions to the California Dream Act Application. You may still qualify for aid through the Califonia Dream Act. O, si no es elegible para solicitar ayuda federal--documentado o bajo documentado, complete la solicitud de California Dream Act.
  • California Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGW): Fill out fewer applications by starting a FAFSA/Dream Act Application. Your eligibility for the California BOGFW is also determined when you complete the FAFSA or Dream Act Applications.
  • Delta College Student Email: Check your Delta College Student Email account often. Your Financial Aid Notice To Log In will be issued to you there.