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Financial Aid


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Financial aid may come from sources such as the government (state and federal), the college you attend, and private organizations. Monies may be in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study, or loans. Financial aid is meant for use at 2 and 4 year colleges, trade or career schools, and graduate school. Accessing financial aid often requires applications submitted by deadline. Students and families are asked to participate in workshops and presentations that are offered.  Please see the College and Career Center tab for events available for students and families in coming months.

Financial Aid Handbook

Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA | Create your FSA ID
Complete the FAFSA by the March 2nd deadline in order to qualify for all Federal and State scholarships, grants and loans.

The California Dream Act The California Dream Act Information & Application   Complete by the March 2 deadline in order to qualify for State scholarships, grants, and loans. AB 540 is a California law that allows students, including *undocumented students, who have attended a high school in California for at least three years and graduated or attained the equivalent of a high school diploma, to pay in-state tuition to attend California public colleges or universities. Download an AB-540 & AB-2000 Form and send to all California colleges and universities that you are applying to.

Seniors/families should attend a local Cash for College Workshop to receive assistance on the FAFSA or Dream Act applications: Find a Cash for College Workshop

U. S. Department of Education
Information and links about financial aid, Federal Financial Aid Programs, Student Guide to Funding Your Education.

The FinAid: The Smart Student's Guide
Contains scholarship search advice, loan information, calculators for estimating family contribution (EFC), tips on completing the FAFSA and many useful links.

California Student Aid Commission
Contains information about applying for financial aid to California colleges. It gives parents information about forms, publications, deadlines, and ways to contact the state for further information to answer questions.

Scholarship Resources

Downloadable List of Scholarships

Scholarship Search Plan

Resources for Undocumented Students

Immigrants Rising this site has information about scholarships and immigration legal help.

United We Dream

The Dream.US Scholarships

Dreamer's Roadmap scholarship app for iPhone and Android

My Undocumented Life

Sonoma County, California Immigration Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

*Students and families should be aware of scholarship or financial aid scam sites. Please do not use sites that require payment. If unsure, please contact the CCC or a School Counselor.