Application Process

Application materials are available in January for the following academic year. The priority filing date for Cal Grant is March 2nd and the priority filing date for FSEOG and Federal Work Study is April 15th. However, applications are accepted throughout the school year.

Prospective students do not have to be accepted for admission to Mesa College to apply for financial aid. In fact, students should apply for aid as soon as the applications are available whether or not they have been admitted to the college. The application process for federal aid can take up to 12 weeks. Students must be enrolled in order to be paid any financial aid benefits.

All financial aid applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The completed application (FAFSA) should be mailed to the processor or completed online (click on the FAFSA logo above).


Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID replaces FSA PIN

You must create a new FSA ID (Username and Password) to access the Federal Student Aid websites such as FAFSA. Click this link, FSA ID, for more information and instructions on how to create your FSA ID. <<<<<<Click Here>>>>>>


Official academic transcripts from prior colleges attended must be submitted before the processing of a financial aid application can be completed. Academic transcripts must be submitted directly to the District Records Office. Transcripts should be sent in an unopened envelope to this following address:

San Diego Community College District

Records Office

3375 Camino del Rio South

San Diego , CA 92108-3383