FAFSA : the FREE application for Federal Student Aid from the office of the US Department of Education

2015-2016  FAFSA at a aGlance Fact sheet informing students what federal student aid is, who is eligible, and how to apply, as well as providing an overview of the aid programs

7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA :  a video tutorial for students created by UC Santa Barbara for all financial aid offices for 2016-17

Major Financial Aid Programs at a glance :   Get a list of all of the different types of grants and information on each.  This includes the money award, deadlines, and eligibility requirements.  This is where the free money comes from!!!

Avoid Scams:  Save money and save your identity at the same time.  Tips to avoid when searching for scholarships, filling out FASA, and giving personal information to schools and lenders.

FAFSA4CASTER.: Get an early estimate of your eligibility on student financial aid with the

California Aid Student Commission – Provides info on the NEW California Middle Class Scholarship, Chafee Grant (Foster Youth), and California Dream Act.http://www.csac.ca.gov/

Cal Grants – Do you want to see if you can qualify for free cash to help you pay for college?  Learn more about grants that California is offering to you through the California Student Aid Commission (CASC).

California Dream Act – Scholarship opportunity for undocumented students. Click on the link to learn more and apply.  http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp

CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE – One form to submit online to 400 colleges and scholarship programs (non-federal).https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile

BigFuture College Board – Search for 2,200 scholarships worth $6 billion.https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search#

I Can Afford College – User-friendly & resourceful information how you can qualify to receive financial aid for college.http://www.icanaffordcollege.com/

Merit Aid – There is more than $11 billion in merit-based scholarships available from colleges. Now, you can easily find these at MeritAid.com, the Web’s first free, comprehensive directory of merit aid scholarships.

Cappex – Search for colleges and get detailed information about the admission process to the college of your choice.  Scholarship opportunities are also available on this website.  Sign up for a free account.  https://www.cappex.com/

FastWeb and Scholarships.com – Learn about different types of scholarships and apply for them.  Scholarships offered based on ethnic background, family income, career goals, religious beliefs, sports, etc.