Applying for financial aid can help students pay for college. Start looking for the financial aid that is right for you by visiting the websites listed below. Often, this aid comes in the form of a loan, which must be repaid. Other times, it may be a grant, which the student does not have to pay back.
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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid provides access to various student aid programs from the U.S. Department of Education.
California Student Aid Commission
This state government website is a great place to start when researching your college finance options.
California Student Aid Commission Video on Completing the FAFSA
College Board – Five Ways Ed Pays (PDF)
Five powerful ways a college degree can transform your life and lifestyle
Federal Student Aid
The U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid programs help make post-secondary education possible.
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Financial aid and tips for making college affordable. Great free resources for teachers, posters, videotapes, bookmarks; wonderful information for students and parents.
Resources for Undocumented Students
AB 540 Financial Aid Guide (PDF)
AB 540 Student Guide (Microsoft Word)
AB540 Resources (PowerPoint)
College and Financial Aide Guide for AB540 Undocumented Immigrant Students (PDF)
Information from USC to assist undocumented students with college and financial aid
This site lets you compare student loans, learn about financial aid, and search for scholarship opportunities.
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