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College Preparation and Financial Aid Information

  1. College Gold Rush: http://collegegoldrush.org/
    • “A goldmine of information, tools and clear direction on how to access every available dollar to go to college.”
  2. SAT: http://sat.collegeboard.org/home
    • Learn more about the SAT
    • Register for SAT
  3. Federal Student Aid: https://studentaid.ed.gov/
    • Visit this website to learn more about preparing for college
    • What type of aid you can receive to help pay for college
    • How to apply for financial aid
    • If you are eligible for financial aid
  4. CA Dream Act Application: http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp
    • The California Dream Act allows certain students who meet the AB 540 requirements to apply for and receive state financial aid at California public and private colleges and private scholarships administered by California public college
    • Visit the website to learn more about the AB 540 qualification
  5. California Collegeshttps://www.californiacolleges.edu/
    • “Official Source for College and Career Planning in California”
    • The website also has a helpful APP, now available in the app store

**Note: You only complete the FAFSA or the CA Dream Application, not both**


Scholarship Information

Tips for Applying for and Finding Scholarships: https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships

  1. Scholarship Junkies: http://scholarshipjunkies.com/
  2. Orange County Community Foundation Scholarships:http://www.oc-cf.org/scholarships
  3. Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund (APIASF):http://apiasf.org/#5
  4. The Gates Millennium Scholarship: http://gmsp.org/
  5. Hispanic Scholarship Fund: http://hsf.net/
  6. FinAid!: http://www.finaid.org/
  7. FastWeb: http://www.fastweb.com/
  8. Big Future by CollegeBoard: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/ 
  9. Nerd Scholar: http://www.nerdwallet.com/nerdscholar/scholarships/
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