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Financial Aid

There is around $60 billion in grants, scholarships, and loans available each year to help students afford their college education. You can make college a reality. Learn about the multiple options to help you pay for your higher education and find out what kind(s) of financial aid you may qualify for and how to apply.

College is possible and affordable!

FAFSA Forecaster – Calculates early estimate of eligibility for need-based aid

FinAid – Resource that explains the financial aid and scholarship process

Financial Aid Fact Sheet (English | Spanish)

Financial Aid and Scholarship Links

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Looking for Student Aid – Federal, state and other sources of information

Fastweb.com – Search for over 600,000 scholarships

College Saving Programs

ScholarShare – California’s 529 College Savings Program offers an easy, flexible and affordable way to save for higher education.  ScholarShare is a great way to invest in you children’s future, while enjoying tax advantages.

Upromise – Upromise is a free service designed to help families save for college. It’s simple: you’ll save when you shop for the things you need.   With Upromise, thousands of companies will help you save for your child’s college education. You can save when you shop online, at your favorite stores, or at the grocery or drug store. You can save when you travel, dine out, and more.

Scholarships

Listed below are scholarship links to help your family pay for college tuition and other costs.

Please Note: There are lots of scams out there. You should NEVER have to pay to apply for a scholarship or for someone to give you a list of scholarships or to help you apply for them. No legitimate scholarship will ask you to pay to apply and all information about scholarships is publicly available. You can find it on the sites listed below. If someone asks you to pay for any part of the scholarship process, run in the opposite direction.