Step One: Apply for admission to Chapman University. Once you have been officially admitted, you can then be awarded financial aid.
Step Two: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students looking to receive aid must fill out this form. Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year the FAFSA is available October 1st and must be postmarked or submitted online by March 2nd to meet Chapman University's priority deadline. (Chapman University’s federal school code is 001164.)
Step Three: If you are a new student applying for a Cal Grant, you must also have your GPA Verification sent by your High School or College to the California Student Aid Commission by March 2nd.
That is all there is to it! Keep checking your mail and complete any and all information requests the Financial Aid Office mails you.