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Financial Aid

Finding financial aid can seem overwhelming. Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college by covering higher education expenses, such as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. There are several types of financial aid. These include grants, scholarships, work-study and federal or private loans.

Student AID Resources

Financial Aid

FAFSA CLASS OF 2021 - STUDENTS SHOULD BE COMPLETING THE 2021-2022 FAFSA/DREAM ACT

FAFSA

FAFSA Guide 2018-2019

2019-2020 FAFSA Tutorial

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): www.fafsa.gov

High School Seniors:File your FAFSA online between Oct 1st and Mar 2nd.

Dream Act

The California Dream Act allows undocumented and nonresident documented students who meet certain provisions (AB 540) to apply for and receive private scholarships funded through public universities, state administered financial aid, University grants, community college fee waivers, and Cal Grants.

Dream Act Application

Resources and FAQ's about Dream Act

High School Seniors: File your Dream Act online between Oct 1st and Mar 2nd.

FAFSA Application


Financial Aid Websites

College Cost Comparison

College Scorecard

FAFSA

FAFSA Walkthrough Video

Federal Aid Eligibility

Info for Parents

Types of Aid


Financial Aid Resources

FAFSA: Dependency Status

Financial Aid Checklist for Students

College Financial Aid 101 - U.S. News

FAFSA: Who is my Parent?

Federal Aid Eligibility

Financial Aid Process

Cal Soap - Financial Aid PPT

NACAC - Financial AID PPT

Loan Basics for Parents

Loan Basics for Students

Types of Aid



Awards

Cal Grant FAQ'S

Web Grants Login Website


Financial Aid Myths

"My parents make too much money so I won't qualify for aid."

There is no income cut-off to qualify for federal student aid. Many factors besides income are taken into account. In addition, some schools won't even consider you for merit-based scholarships until you have submitted the FAFSA. Don't assume... fill out the FAFSA and find out.

"Only students with good grades get aid."

Most federal aid programs do not take grades into account. Provided you maintain satisfactory academic progress in college, you'll continue to receive aid.

"The FAFSA is too hard to fill out."

The FAFSA is easier than ever. There are instructions for every question, and if you need help you can ask representatives via online chat. Most students complete the FAFSA in just 23 minutes!

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