Application Deadline Postponement Request
For 2021-22 FAFSA/CADAA
If a request is granted by the Commission, financial aid applicants within the school district, community college district, or the area or region
predominately affected by the qualifying event who have filed a FAFSA or CADAA between March 3, 2021 and April 1, 2021 will be deemed to be on-
Affected Students: Please list the name of the school district, community college district or California institution of higher education where students’
ability to successfully complete and submit their financial aid applications by the established application deadline, was adversely affected by the
qualifying event. If applicable, please also list the region or area of the state.
Description of the Qualifying Event: The Commission may grant an additional 30 calendar days beyond the March 2, 2021 deadline for students who
were unable to submit their financial aid application, including the 2021-22 FAFSA or CADAA, due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
or other “qualifying event” as defined in Section 69513.2.(d) of the California Education Code:
For purposes of this section, a “qualifying event” is any event or extenuating circumstance outside of the control of the pupils or students
in an affected school district, community college district, or area or region that, in the judgment of the commission, has had an adverse
effect on the ability of students within the district to successfully complete and submit their financial aid applications by an established
statutory deadline. The qualifying event shall have occurred or been ongoing during the period for which financial aid applications were
available to submit for the following academic year, and includes, but is not necessarily limited to, any of the following types of events:
(1) A natural disaster.
(2) A state of emergency declared by the Governor or the President of the United States.
(3) A labor action.
1. Please provide a brief description of the qualifying event that is the basis for the request, including how the event in question has had an adverse
effect on students’ ability to submit their financial aid applications by the established deadline.
2. A list of any financial aid outreach events, including, but not necessarily limited to, workshops or webinars sponsored by the commission, that have
been canceled or delayed due to the qualifying event. If no events have been affected, please leave this section blank.
3. If available, data showing that there has been, or is likely to be, a reduction in the number of students who have completed a financial aid
application from the previous year. If no data is available, please leave this section blank.
4. Additional comments: Please use this section to provide any other relevant information or comments.
Contact Information and Signature: This request must be signed by either the superintendent of a school district or community college district or
from the president or chancellor of a California institution of higher education that is eligible to receive state funds for student financial assistance.
Please submit the completed request as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
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