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Financial Aid Information


While attending a college, university or technical school can be expensive, there are resources available to you and your family.  While most programs expect you and your family to contribute some money toward your education, financial aid can provide money to assist you and the high costs of post-secondary education.  Read below to get more information about financial aid:




FAFSA:  (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)


This application is required to be eligible for all financial aid and should be completed during the student's senior year.  There are different deadlines, but the California deadline is March 2nd .  It should be completed on-line using the website:  www.fafsa.ed.govThe FAFSA application will ask you questions about your family's finances and college plans.  You also should list all of your colleges on the FAFSA, so they will receive your information.  Please see the file below to learn more about the FAFSA.



California Dream Application (CADAA):    Students who do not have Social Security Numbers or have a DACA number can still apply for financial aid in the State of California.  They will apply through the California Dream Application:  .  Students might be eligible for monies from the state of California and the universities/colleges they apply to. 


CSS Profile:


The CSS  Profile is a separate financial aid application that is required for many out-of-state and private universities.  You can go to to see which universities require the Profile and what the deadlines are. 


Additional Information:


See the files below for additional information.


Be sure and visit the College Center regularly to get more information.  Don’t miss the deadlines or be left out!







due in March



We have thousands of active scholarships on our website

Or check out just ten of the offerings here:


Hope Scholarship FoundationProvider: Bank of Hope 
Amount: $2,500 
# of winners: Varies 


California Credit Union Student ScholarshipProvider: California Credit Union 
Amount: $1,000 
# of winners: 20 


NISS – Nissan ScholarshipProvider: Nissan North America, Inc. 
Amount: Varies 
# of winners: Varies 


BMW/SAE Engineering ScholarshipProvider: SAE International 
Amount: $1,500 
# of winners: 1 


Celestyne Diggs Porter Scholarship Provider: Virginia Beach City Public Schools 
Amount: $1,000 
# of winners: 1 


ACS Scholars ProgramProvider: American Chemical Society 
Amount: $5,000 
# of winners: 350 


Rosa L. Parks ScholarshipProvider: Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation 
Amount: $2,000 
# of winners: 40 


Institute for Cultural Initiatives ScholarshipProvider: Oregon Community Foundation 
Amount: $500 
# of winners: Varies 


Elianna A. Russell Nursing Scholarship (2021)Provider: Charles Russell and Ana Russell 
Amount: $500 
# of winners: 1 


American Chemical Society Scholars ProgramProvider: American Chemical Society 
Amount: $3,000 
# of winners: Varies