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This year the FAFSA was recently updated and some of the previous information we have known about how to complete the FAFSA or terms they used may change.
Students and Families are encouraged to start and finish their financial aid applicaiton as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting certain types of aid and to speed up the timeline of when you should receive an official financial aid offer from the colleges that accpeted you.
Franklin offered a Senior Family Financial Aid Night on November 30 at 6 PM please click here to go to Senior Corner to see the presentation from this event.
Franklin will also have a Cash for College Virtural Workshop on Tuesday, February 27th starting at 6 PM. More information on how to register and get the link to attend will come out later.
You can receive FREE tuition at a California Community College, but only if you complete the FAFSA or CADAA (Dream Act Application) and completing the FAFSA is the only way to know for sure if you might qualify for free money to help pay for college from the state or federal government.


Get started on your FAFSA. Click on the following link for important information California Colleges/Financial Aid

Understanding Loans, Interest Rates, and Cost of Attendance

Student Unsubsidized Loan Math Example: See how the math and interest works with loans to help you make good financial decisions about your future!

Note: loan interest rates change every year. Click here to get the most updated loan interest rate information from FAFSA.

CSU Cost of Attendance Link

UC Cost of Attendance Link


Our undocumented students can still qualify for state financial aid to help pay for college. Click here to go to the CA Dream Application to get more details and see if your counselor if you have additional questions.


Do you need extra help completing your FAFSA or CADAA application? Check out the website for information on virtual workshop opportunities to get help on the FAFSA or CADDA applications once they are open to complete.

CSAC Cash for College Workshops
Franklin High School plans to offer a virtual Cash for College Workshop on Tuesday, February 27th starting at 6 PM. This will be a virtual Zoom workshop for those who still need help and additional information on how to sign up and get the link to participant will be sent to seniors and their families as we get closer.