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College Financial Aid Information Night and College Financial Aid

College Financial Aid Information Night

When: 12/9/2014, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM            
Where: Music Room
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Applying For Financial Aid

Students and their parents should be applying for government financial aid during Senior year. The following are critical documents that must be completed to apply for this free money:

1. FAFSA: The window for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is January 1st to March 2nd. This should be completed as early as possible. The FAFSA is completed on-line at  http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. All seniors should apply, regardless of whether or not they think they qualify.

***Cash For College offers local, free workshops that offer one-on-one guidance and  help to support completion of the FAFSA Application.  Find a local workshop here!   (http://www.calgrants.org/index.cfm?navId=16

***Watch "7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA" (http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/fafsasimplification/index.html)
 
2. Cal Grant: The counseling office will generate the CAL Grant GPA Verification Form for every senior. Students only have to come by, pick it up, and complete a few portions. The mailing instructions suggest the purchase of a “Certificate of Mailing,” which is greatly encouraged.  

3. CSS/Financial Aid Profile (SOME SCHOOLS REQUIRE THIS: non-federal financial aid application): http://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile


The additional document below provides websites for scholarship databases and resources for completing these financial aid applications. Please view the "Scholarships" page for additional databases and local scholarships.