Important Dates and Deadlines

January/February 2021: 2020-2021 FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification Forms are available on the web.

January 21, 2021: Financial Aid Office begins disbursing Spring 20 financial aid funds to awarded students.

February 13, 2021: Saddleback College Scholarship Application Deadline.

February 2021: Saddleback College Financial Aid Office to start sending out missing information letters for the 2021/2022 award year (Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022). Students may start to submit documentation for the 2021/2022 award year.

March 2, 2021: Cal Grant deadline for 2021 – 2022 award year. If you are a Saddleback College student and have completed the required units at Saddleback College, Saddleback College will electronically transmit your GPA. If you have multiple transcripts that have to be compiled, the Admissions & Records Office will complete this for you. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information regarding the GPA Verification Form.

May 1, 2021: Students who have a complete financial aid file for the 2021-2022 award year to receive initial award letter notifications for the Fall 2021 semester.

May 2, 2020: Last day to submit a Loan Request Form to the Financial Aid Office in order to receive loan funds for the 2020/2021 award year.

June 30, 2021: Last day for students to submit a FAFSA application for the 2020/21 award year (Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021)

July 1, 2021: Priority awarding date given to applicants who have filed the 2021-2022 FAFSA application by March 2 and have a complete financial aid file.

August  15, 2021: Last day for students to submit documentation on saddleback.verifymyfafsa.com for the 2020/2021 award year (Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021).

August 26, 2021: Financial Aid Office begins disbursing Fall 2021 financial aid funds to awarded students.

September 2, 2021: Additional community college awards for Cal Grant deadline for 2021 – 2022 academic year. If you are a Saddleback College student and have completed the required units at Saddleback College, Saddleback College will electronically transmit your GPA. If you have multiple transcripts that have to be compiled, the Admissions & Records Office will complete this for you. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information regarding the GPA Verification Form.

November 2021: Saddleback College Scholarship Application to become available for the 2022-2023 award year.

October 1, 2021: Online FAFSA and Dream Act applications are available for the 2022 - 2023 award year

November 20, 2021: Last day for students attending Fall 2021 semester only to submit a Loan Request Form to the Financial Aid Office.

GENERAL GUIDELINE FOR ALL TYPES OF AID:

Apply early, submit documentation completely filled out, as quickly as possible, and monitor your status via My Financial Aid and your email address

  • Remember you can complete your FAFSA Application online as early as October 1st each year for the subsequent award year.
  • If you have not done so already, register for ACH (Direct Deposit) as early as possible. If determined eligible for financial aid funding, this is the most secure and fasted way to receive your awards. Click here for more information

Check online regularly for news updates and announcements. Make sure you are checking your school provided email account and "My Financial Aid" regularly.

Disclaimer: This form does not list all programs or all deadlines, only the most common for financial aid. Recommended deadlines are established to best assure timely processing to meet federal, state, and institutional deadlines. Receipt of aid is never guaranteed.