Important Dates and Deadlines

January/February 2022: 2022-2023 FAFSA and Cal Grant GPA Verification Forms are available on the web.

January 21, 2022: Financial Aid Office begins disbursing Spring 20 financial aid funds to awarded students.

February 17, 2022: Saddleback College Scholarship Application Deadline.

March 2022: Saddleback College Financial Aid Office to start sending out missing information letters for the 2022/2023 award year (Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023). Students may start to submit documentation for the 2022/2023 award year.

March 2, 2022: Cal Grant deadline for 2022 – 2023 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.

Early May, 2022: Students who have a complete financial aid file for the 2022-2023 award year to receive initial award letter notifications for the Fall 2022 semester.

May 1, 2022: Last day to submit a Loan Request Form to the Financial Aid Office in order to receive loan funds for the 2021/2022 award year.

June 30, 2022: Last day for students to submit a FAFSA application for the 2021/22 award year

July 1, 2022: Priority awarding date given to applicants who have filed the 2022-2023 FAFSA application by March 2 and have a complete financial aid file.

August  15, 2022: Last day for students to submit documentation on saddleback.verifymyfafsa.com for the 2021/2022 award year 

Mid-August, 2022: Financial Aid Office begins disbursing Fall 2022 financial aid funds to awarded students.

September 2, 2022: Additional community college awards for Cal Grant deadline for 2022 – 2023 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 2022: Saddleback College Scholarship Application to become available for the 2023-2024 award year.

October 1, 2022: Online FAFSA and Dream Act applications are available for the 2023 - 2024 award year

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

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.  Dates listed are subject to change.