March 2 is screaming up on us like a Decepticon. In fact, it’s this Friday. Thank goodness for leap years.
Why does March 2 matter? Because, if you’re a California resident, March 2 is the absolute last day to file your FAFSA in order to qualify for the Cal Grants. And Cal Grants will cover most of the fees for the CSU system.
You can submit your FAFSA even if you or your parents haven’t completed your taxes yet. If you’re going to file a little closer to the tax deadline, just select “Will file” when you get to that question. And use your 2010 taxes to fill out the financial information.
So you get on that paperwork and make sure you submit your FAFSA before March 2 becomes March 3.