Information Relating to Financial Aid:
SB 1210 – Today’s Law (as Amended)
CBS News Story on the California DREAM Loan Program
University of California Information Page on Dream Loan
CSU Los Angeles – Information Page on Dream Loan
Critique of Debt from College Student Loans
Advice on Deciding on Amount of School Loan
College Scorecard – This is the U.S. Department of Education’s most recent tool for students and parents. College Scorecards make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.
Federal Student Aid for Students – Official website of the US Government explaining all financial aid available via the federal government & includes comprehensive resources for planning for and paying for college
Federal Student Aid for Students: Checklists by Grade Level – Official website of the US Government with grade specific preparation checklists for students and parents for planning for & paying for college
Mapping Your Future – Comprehensive website of tips and timelines for students to follow throughout high school in order to plan for and pay for schooling after graduation
Scholarship & Financial Aid Scams – US Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information site re: scholarship & financial aid scams – beware!
Financial Aid Applications:
CalGrant Application Status – California Student Aid Commission webportal for students to monitor the status & disbursement of their CalGrant
California Dream Act Financial Aid Application – California Student Aid Commission on-line Financial Aid Application for AB540 students
CSS Profile – Financial Aid Application for Private Colleges and Universities, must be submitted in addition to FAFSA by any Senior applying to private 4 year institutions
FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid, should be submitted by all Seniors entering 2 year (Palomar College), 4 year (CSU/UC), Public, Private, Career/Technical (Kaplan/UTI) post-secondary institutions
FAFSA FSA ID Registration – Website for obtaining free ‘FSA ID’, which is simultaneously the login & electronic signature required for submitting FAFSA, each Senior and one parent must obtain an FSA ID prior to submitting FAFSA – this is a confidential login & electronic signature, do not share with anyone!
FAFSA 4 Caster – US Federal Student Aid website, planning tool that will help you understand your options for paying for college – will also provide some basic information and will estimate your eligibility for federal student aid and also provide estimated amounts of other student aid and savings that can go towards your college education.
Information Related to Financial Aid:
AB540 & California Dream Act (AB130 & AB131) Information – The California Wellness Foundation & The New Partnership Foundation website of resources explaining the California State Legislature’s: AB540, AB130, AB131
Social Security Administration – Official US Government website with information re: obtaining a copy of your social security number which is required for submitting FAFSA
Selective Service – Official US Government website re: enrolling in the selective service which is required of all males who are submitting FAFSA/Dream Act Applications
US Department of Education – Official US Government website containing a plethora of information re: higher education, resources for planning for college, paying for college, etc.