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Financial Aid

What is it?
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The federal government uses this form to determine your eligibility for federal financial aid for college, which may include grants, scholarships, work-study and loans.

File the FAFSA at as soon as possible after January 1. FAFSA Deadline: March 2nd 2016

$$$ Cal Grant GPA Verification Form $$$

Cal Grants are free money for college that does not have to be paid back. Students may receive up to $12,192 annually for up to 4 years of college. Amount varies depending upon the college of attendance.

 March 2, 2015. 

Cal Grant C awards are offered to applicants who are enrolled in an eligible occupational, technical, or vocational program.

Cal Grant GPA Calculation Instructions

Cal Grant Opt Out letter and form to be filled out if you DO NOT want your information automatically sent to Cal Grant

Cal Grant Opt Out letter 

Cal Grant Opt Out Form

California Dream Act
The California Dream Act allows certain students who meet the requirements below to apply for and receive state financial aid at California public and private colleges and private scholarships administered by California public colleges.
  • Attend a California high school for a minimum of three years.
  • Graduate from a California high school or pass the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)
  • Enroll in an accredited and qualified California college or university; and,
  • If applicable, fill out an affidavit to legalize immigration status as soon as eligible
  • Beginning January 2016, apply for the California Dream Act $.

California Chafee Grant Program

What is a California Chafee Grant?

The California Chafee Grant Program gives money to current or former foster youth to use for career and technical training or college courses.

How do I qualify?

To qualify, you must:

  • be eligible, or have been eligible, for foster care between your 16th and 18th birthday,
  • not have reached your 22nd birthday as of July 1 of the award year

How do I apply?

File two forms:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. File online at (Undocumented students may contact the Commission for further instructions.)
  • California Chafee Grant Program Application. Submit a Chafee online application to the Commission . 


Note: These forms are year-specific. Be sure to complete the applications that correspond with the academic year you will be attending school.

Scholarship Announcment 2015
Below is a list of scholarships that we have recently added to the website.  To view a more detailed description of each scholarship please visit the scholarship page directly.

1. Edvisors Scholarship - $10,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: August 31, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2016 at the latest.

B) Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length.

Applications can be found by going to:

2. Jones T-Shirts Scholarship - $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: September 7, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

Any college level students that will be attending school Winter 2015 in the United States of America is eligible for our "Love Your Career" scholarship, being offered by JonesTshirts. Any applicant must have met all of the requirements outlined above in order to qualify.

Applications can be found by going to:

3. Student Loan Assistance Counsel - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: September 15, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Be Enrolled in full-time studies at a college, trades, or technical school by no later than September 2015.

B) Be currently residing in the United States and intend on continuing studies in the United States.

C) Complete the Online Application no later than September 15, 2015.

Applications can be found by going to:

4. ShipDig Scholarship - $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: September 15, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

Open to all students enrolled in accredited academic institutions, and high school seniors who are enrolling upon graduation. Students of all majors and intended majors are welcome to participate. Applicants must be residents of the United states. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Awards will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the institution of the finalist's enrollment.

Applications can be found by going to:

5. OMG Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: September 30, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on September 30th, 2015

B) Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the September 30th, 2015 deadline.

C) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.)

D) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Applications can be found by going to:

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