Financial Aid

There is free public and private funding available to help families pay for a college education.

The following websites are designed to help students and their families manage the process of identifying sources of funds. They can also apply for those funds through state and federal government agencies, and research institutional aid and scholarship awards.  
California Community Colleges financial aid programs currently serve more than a half a million students each year with aid totaling nearly $900 million. The Legislature and
Governor set aside money from within the community college budget to increase awareness about financial aid opportunities and to hire additional staff to provide students with free one-on-one help.                
Official website of the California Student Aid Commission that manages the Cal Grant program and other free government money programs from the state of California                
Official government web site for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid                   
Official government web site to apply for a FSA ID for the FAFSA and government financial aid        
Official government web site and source for free information from the US Department of Education on preparing for and funding an education beyond high school.          
Information on costs, and how to pay for a University of California education, official website                  
The California CHAFEE Grant Program gives money to current or former foster youth to use for career or technical training, or college attendance.               
The G.I. Bill website for veterans or their dependents. You can search for approved programs at colleges, non-college degree granting institutions, licensing & certification granting providers, and national testing provide                    
Find everything related to finding financial aid, from scholarships and grants to graduate school fellowships and education tax benefits to tuition payment plans.                  
Financial aid and college planning tools for students and families
Sallie Mae is the nation's leading provider of student loans, helping millions of Americans achieve their dream of a higher education          
Scholarships and college planning is a FREE full-text online resource on all U.S. government grants and student financial aid programs. Here you will find detailed and up-to-date information about (1) who can apply, (2) how to apply, (3) full contact info, and much more... for over 130 government grants and loans (scholarships, fellowships, traineeships) related to education!
With the high cost of post-secondary school education, the majority of college students need to borrow money to help finance their future. The guide is a completely free resource that we hope will help students make the right consumer decisions for themselves.