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SCHOLARSHIPS
Find and apply for as many scholarships as you can.  Scholarships are free money.  The don't need to be repaid.  There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.
 
The scholarship list will be updated regularly.
 
 
FINANCIAL AID
There are billions of dollars of financial aid available to students who need help paying for college.  If you want this assistance, it's important that you determine your eligibility and apply on time. There are two main forms to fill out for financial aid; the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA).
BOTH APPLICATIONS OPEN OCTOBER 1, 2022.
 
   
FAFSA
FAFSA
To apply for most financial aid - including federal and state grants, work-study, and loans - you'll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Although this financial aid form may seem complex, there are many free resources to help you.  Visit the College and Career for information on upcoming workshops and assistance completing the application.
You are eligible to complete the FAFSA if you are a:
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident
  • Eligible non-citizen
  • T visa holder
PRIORITY DEADLINE:  MARCH 2, 2023
The FAFSA is available online at:  www.fafsa.ed.gov 
 
Need help completing your FAFSA???
Sign up for Wyatt a text chatbot that can answer frequently asked FAFSA Questions.  Click here.   - OR - 
Click here for a step-by-step video to completing your FAFSA.
Receiving an error message or having technical issues, contact customer service at 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243.
 
FAFSA Video Cover
 
 
 
CA Dream ACT
CA Dream Act Application (CADAA)
The California Dream Act allows undocumented and nonresident students who qualify for non-resident exemption under Assembly Bill 540 (AB540) to received certain types of financial aid, university grants, community college fee waivers, and Cal Grants.  In addition, the California Dream Act, allows eligible students to pay in-state tuition at any public college in California.  
  • You are eligible to complete CADAA if you are:
  • Undocumented
  • Have a valid or expired DACA
  • U Visa holders
  • Have Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
PRIORITY DEADLINE:  MARCH 2, 2023
The CADAA is available online at:  https://dream.csac.ca.gov 
Click here for a step-by-step video to completing your CA Dream Act Application.
Receiving an error message or having technical issues, contact customer service at 1-888-224-7268.
 
CADAA Video Cover
 
 
Before you apply to FAFSA or CADAA have the following information and documentation ready:
  • Your Social Security Number (for FAFSA only)
  • Your Alien Registration Number (for FAFSA only)
  • Parent's federal income tax return, W-2s, and other records of money earned.
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
 
Not sure whose information to put on your financial aid application?
Infographic - Who is parent when I fill out my FAFSA?
 
 
 
 
 
SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM
Selective Service Poster
Under the Military Selective Service virtually all male U.S. citizen, regardless of where they live, and male immigrants, whether documented or undocumented residing in the United States, who are 18-25 are required to register with Selective Service. 
It is important to know that even through a man is registered, he will not automatically be inducted into the military.  Registering with Selective Service does not mean you are joining the military.  In a crisis requiring a draft, men would be called in a sequence determined by random lottery numbers and year of birth.  Pending other evaluations they would then be deferred or exempt from military service or inducted into the Armed Forces. 
 
Remember, by registering, a young man stays eligible for jobs, college loans and grants, job training, driver's license in most states, and US citizenship for immigration.
 
To register online visit:  Selective Service System
If you do not have a Social Security Number you can download the registration form (available below) or pick up a form in the Career Center.