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Important Dates

In addition to the dates below, please be aware that some private colleges and universities also require the CSS Profile in addition to the FAFSA application.  Click here for more information


Oct. 18, 2017 College Night for Parents and Students
Nov. 17, 2017 Local scholarship applications due to Ms. Soriano by 3:00pm - over 100 scholarships available!
Dec. 9, 2017 Financial Aid FAFSA Walk Through in English & Spanish: 10am in HMBHS library
Jan. 22, 2018 Senior PLP- Financial Aid
Mar. 2, 2018 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and CAL GRANT deadline for maximum student aid! For info visit www.fafsa.ed.gov and www.csac.ca.gov

 

FinAid Must Do's

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the primary application that students and families must fill out to receive federal aid (student loans).  Students and families can file this application as early as January 1st every year till March 2nd.  The early this application is filed, the more likely students and families will receive full aid to cover cost of attendance.  For more information, just click on the hyperlink to go to the Federal Department of Education website: www.fafsa.ed.gov

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® The Profile is a financial aid application service of the College Board - a national, 100-year-old, not-profit membership association. Many of the member colleges and universities (such as Stanford & Northwestern) use the information collected on PROFILE to help them award nonfederal student aid funds. The deadline for filing this form is earlier than the FAFSA which means students should check carefully to determine whether the school(s) they are applying to require this form. The Profile can be accessed at the following website: http://profileonline.collegeboard.com/index.jsp

Cal Grant awards are state funded monetary grants given to students to help pay for college expenses. The awards do not have to be paid back. You apply for all Cal Grants when completing your FAFSA and having your school provide a verified GPA to CSAC. Selection is based on financial need, academic performance, and other factors. Cal Grant A is available to assist with registration fees for low- and middle-income students; for Cal Grant B, disadvantaged background is also considered; for Cal Grant C, vocational interest and aptitude are considered. You must apply for a Cal Grant by the March 2 deadline. For more information go to the following website: www.calgrants.org

 


Financial Planning & Loan Info

California Student Aid Commission has established an internet web site that offers information on careers, colleges, and financial aid. It can be accessed at: www.csac.ca.gov

SallieMae's CollegeAnswer.com web page has detailed information on education savings plans, school costs, ways to pay for college, scholarships, and the student financial aid process (from estimating your EFC to completing the FAFSA and receiving the SAR). It can be accessed at: www.collegeanswer.com/index.jsp

CollegeView is a service that provides scholarship and college search services. It also provides links to electronic applications to many colleges and universities. It can be accessed at: www.collegeview.com

EDFUND is a private, nonprofit corporation offering student loan services. This website provides a wealth of college financial planning tools. It can be accessed at: www.edfund.org

EducationPlanner is a one-stop career and college planning site. They have the information you need to research careers, choose a postsecondary school, apply on-line, and find ways to finance your education:www.educationplanner.com/education_planner/default.asp?sponsor=2859

Finaid is an overall financial aid site with information on loans and scholarships, and a financial aid calculator that can help you determine whether you qualify for need-based aid: www.finaid.org

The Golden State ScholarShare College Savings Trust is California's state and federally tax-free "529" college savings program. www.scholarshare.com

ICanAffordCollege.comThis is an excellent site for an overview of financial aid with a particular slant towards the community college candidate. The goal of the site is to encourage students who might think continuing education to be out of the question for financial reasons. It is easy to navigate, non commercial, and has a positive overtone. www.ICanAffordCollege.com

The National Center for Educational Statistics' Web site tells you the average award amount at each school, how many students receive aid and various other statistics. You can also find this information in many college handbooks. www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cool/search.asp

This U.S. Department of Education site has information about federal aid programs, and includes recommendations and tips for parents and students on how to pay for college. www.studentaid.ed.gov

DREAMers!

Want to go to college?  It's possible!  Come talk to your counselors to find out more information about AB540 and the California Dream Act. 

Here's some information to get you started: FinAid for DREAMers


Cal DREAM Act now Open!

Attention c/o 2018! If you're a DREAMer looking to go to college, apply for financial aid through California's DREAM Act application.  This application is due March 2, 2018!  For more support, please read through the instructions and fill out the worksheet


Cal DREAM Act ya está abierto!

Atención c/o 2018! Si eres un SOÑADor en busqueda  para ir a la Universidad, solicita ayuda financiera a través de la aplicación DREAM Act de California. El plazo de esta solicitud es el 2 de marzo 2018. Para más ayuda, por favor lea las instrucciones y complete la hoja.

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