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Financial Aid

Plan ahead for college or trade school by applying for financial aid, before registering for classes! ALL financial aid is started with a process call FAFSA.
 
What is Financial Aid?
What is the FAFSA?
The FAFSA, officially known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the form that families fill out to apply for federal grants, loans, and work-study funds for college students. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Education, which provides more that $150 billion in student aid each year.  
 
 
*The  2020-2021 filing dates should open  October 1, 2019. Please check back for updates.  
 
 
Completing and submitting the FAFSA® is free, and it gives students access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school. 
Types of Aid:
Student aid generally fall into these four categories

 

Grants: Free funding based on financial need

  • Cal Grant
  • Pell Grant

Work Study: On campus job included as part of financial aid package

 

Loans: Money that must be repaid

  • Subsidized
  • Unsubsidized

Scholarships: Free funding based on requirements (often merit).

 
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
 
FinAid – This site links to students to: scholarships, grants, loans, graduate aid, etc. 

Student Aid – This site provides information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.

College Affordability – This site’s mission is to provide clear, correct information and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable.

ADDITIONAL SEARCH ENGINES AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS