College Planning & Financial Aid/Scholarship Information
College and career planning is an important part of the high school experience and becomes very important during the junior and senior year. Each year the school organizes a Career/College Fair that is open to all students. This event provides the perfect opportunity for students to obtain a wide variety of information and will help students as they continue to formulate a career/college plan. Student Advisors are available to meet individually with students to help them formulate post-secondary plans.
Financial Aid/Scholarship Information:
Financial aid programs are divided into two basic types of programs: need-based aid and merit-based aid. The federal and state government, and colleges and universities are major sources of financial aid for students. Make an appointment with your Student Advisor to discuss financial aid opportunities specific to your needs.
Most financial aid will require students and their parents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is available on the website: www.fafsa.ed.gov.
The Cal Grant A, B, and C program is a California state scholarship program designed to provide financial aid to qualified students. The Cal Grant Program is an entitlement program and an award is guaranteed to every graduating high school senior who meets the academic, financial and eligibility requirements, and applies on time. For more information on Cal Grants visit: http://www.calgrants.org/ or http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?ID=48
Students looking to play sports at the college level should contact their Student Advisor for further information. For current information and resources for the Student-Athlete:
• Frequently used terms
• College and financial aid websites