Financial Aid Resources
Financial aid will help you pay for college.
There are different types of financial aid such as grants, loans and work-study for example. Grants usually don’t have to be repaid. Loans do have to be repaid. Work-study is a program where you work on campus. How do you apply?
- FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid:
This is your starting point for all financial aid. It’s an easy online application. You can learn all about types of financial aid at this site. You can apply starting January 1st. The deadline is June 30th but you should submit your application no later than March 2nd.
- California Student Aid Commission:
This site will tell you about Cal Grants and other types of financial aid. The deadline for Cal Grant applications is March 2nd. If you are a high school senior contact your high school counselor about this process.
- California Chafee Grant:
If you were in a foster care placement between 16-18, you should apply for the California Chafee Grant. You may qualify for up to $5000 a year to help with your college or vocational school expenses.
- California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver:
Attending a community college? Apply for the BOG Fee Waiver. The BOG will waive your enrollment fees.
- California Community Colleges “I Can Afford College”