Financial Aid Question & Answer Videos

Q & A - April 24, 2020

This Week We Answer:

  • When will FASFA packages be available?
  • Are any other documents required to receive my financial aid?
  • How and when do I receive my funds?
  • What is Satisfactory Academic Progress?
  • Can I have information on the Direct Loan Program
  • What if I didn't file my taxes?


Informational Videos

Please see the informational videos below for information on:

Information on the Dream Act will be available soon. In the meantime, please visit the City Dream website for more information.



Next Steps in Financial Aid

Lean how to navigate myRAM portal to check your financial aid status, any outstanding requirements, your awards, and how disbursements work.


FAFSA Overview

Learn how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gives you access to grants, loans and work-study jobs that can help fund your education. Visit to learn more


How To Create an FSA ID

CCSF FATV presents a tutorial video on how to create and recover a FSA ID. 


How to Fill Out the FAFSA

Learn about completing the FAFSA and the resources available to help fill out this important application. Visit to learn more.



Online Resources

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (CCSF College Federal School Code: 012874)
  • Financial Aid: The Student Guide (the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. It covers the Department's major aid programs, including Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, and Federal Work-Study.)
  • California Student Aid Commission: has information about California college grants (Cal Grant Program) scholarships, student loans, and specialized financial aid programs.
  • FastWeb: Access a searchable database of more than 275,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans.
  • I Can Afford College: A California Community College system program to provide financial aid to California Community College students.
  • Selective Service System: Almost all male U.S. citizens who are 18 through 25 years of age are required to register with Selective Service.
  • Internal Revenue Service: If you're selected for verification, students may be asked to submit their IRS Tax Transcripts to verify income. Use the link provided to order your IRS Tax Transcripts for free. 
  • Chafee Grant: money for Foster Youth for college or career training.



Please Note: All external resources and links referenced above are for your information only. CCSF and the Financial Aid Office do not endorse any one in particular. CCSF and the Financial Aid Office do not review, control, or take responsibility for the contents of any external/third party sites.