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CASH FOR COLLEGE WORKSHOPS

CASH FOR COLLEGE WORKSHOPS

In January and February, students and families attend FREE workshops across California for help to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA) . The Cash for College program mission is to help low income and first generation to college-goers complete the application process so they can access financial aid for education and career/technical training after high school.
 
Cash for College workshops start up in January and run up to the March -- Cal Grant deadline!
ABOUT CALGRANTS

ABOUT CALGRANTS


Check to see if you may qualify to apply for a CalGrant.
 
For more information read the Fund Your Future Booklet

How to Apply for Financial Aid

WARNING: Filling out the FAFSA is FREE.
 
Be sure that you only go to the OFFICIAL government website.  If you are asked to submit payment of any kind---you are at the wrong website. STOP, do not continue. If you have questions please contact your academic advisor.
 
Resources: View and download resources from the office of Federal Student Aid.  Publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school.
 
To view the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files, you must have installed the latest version of the Adobe Reader (free). Installation instructions can be found on the Adobe site.
FAFSA APPLICATION

FAFSA APPLICATION

FAFSA

FILE EARLY-- The sooner you file, the earlier colleges can send you their scholarship/financial aid offers to evaluate. FAFSA DEADLINES
 
Student and Parent Responsibility:
 
1. Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites (ie FAFSA).

Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid (FAFSA) documents. Want to create an FSA ID now? Go for it! 

2. Complete the FAFSA Form online

3. Meet the deadline for submitting the FAFSA
 
CAL GRANTS AND THE GPA OPT OUT FORM

CAL GRANTS AND THE GPA OPT OUT FORM

Assembly Bill 2160 was signed into law in September 2014 mandating that all public schools electronically submit grade point averages (GPA's) for grade twelve students to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). The bill also requires the school district to notify parents in writing of opt-out requirements. The district created the attached form for parents to opt out of the mandate.

Please return your opt-out form to Samantha Ferlic, Registrar in the Guidance office
If you have questions, please contact your Academic Advisor
 
CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT

CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT

Completion of the California Dream Act Application is required to determine financial aid for California AB540 eligible students. Your application will be processed by the California Student Aid Commission.
 
The Dream Act Application is not an application for federal financial aid. Students who have a Social Security Number must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Students should not complete both applications.
 
 
ESTIMATE YOUR FEDERAL STUDENT AID

ESTIMATE YOUR FEDERAL STUDENT AID

The Federal Student Aid Estimator provides an estimate of what federal student aid you may be eligible to receive
 
Before you complete the FAFSA form, the Federal Student Aid Estimator can help you understand your options to pay for college or career school by providing an early estimate of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and eligibility for federal student aid.
CSS PROFILE

CSS PROFILE

Students who apply to private or out of state schools may also be required to complete a CSS profile (application available through the college board website. However, it is always a good idea to contact the college/university to which you apply to be sure you submit the correct financial aid forms. There may be additional forms required.
INSTITUTIONAL AID (FROM THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY)

INSTITUTIONAL AID (FROM THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY)

Many private and out of state colleges/universities have their own Financial Aid applications and deadlines. Students should inquire directly to the college/university