Applying for Aid
Cal Maritime offers a variety of financial aid programs to students needing assistance financing their education. Funds are made available by the U.S. Department of Education, the State of California, the California State University (CSU) System, the California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime), and private lending institutions.
Types of financial assistance include scholarships, grants, loans, and employment opportunities. Assistance may come in the form of need-based or non-need-based sources of financial aid.
To apply for financial aid, students should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the basic application required for most federal, state, and institutional financial aid. Applications can be submitted beginning October 1, 2022 before the start of the 2023-2024 academic year.
Federal School Code
If you need help with your 2023-2024 FAFSA:
Here is a site created by US Department of Education to help you complete your 2023-2024 FAFSA https://studentaid.gov/articles/steps-to-complete-fafsa-form/
Important: You will need an FSA Personal Identification Number (PIN) to complete your FAFSA.
You can also request a paper application by calling (800) 433-3243. The priority filing date is March 2 to maximize your award offers. Though you can file after March 2, funding may be limited.
For students applying for financial aid under the AB540 Dream Act you can go to this link for the CADAA application
The federal school code for Cal Maritime is 001134.
If students have questions regarding their personal circumstances and the FAFSA application such as being Dependent or Independent for financial aid eligibility they should contact our office directly. The Financial Aid Staff have authority to review and evaluate special circumstances using Professional Judgement regarding aid eligibility and Cost of Attendance adjustments. Additionally, the Department of Education states the following reasons a student may be considered Independent and therefore would not be required to provide their parent(s) financial information on the FAFSA: