Federal & State Resources
FAFSA

2017-18 Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (to qualify for Cal Grant – March 2 deadline)

Policies regarding Outside Aid

Students are encouraged to investigate other sources of financial assistance, including churches, employers, corporations, internet scholarship searches, and other organizations. A sampling of internet scholarship search options is listed below.

Students who receive financial aid are required to report to the Financial Aid Office ALL scholarships and other resources known or expected to be available to contribute to the cost of each year of school (e.g. church assistance, scholarships received at awards ceremonies, employer assistance, etc.). Failure to report these resources may result in delay in receiving funds, cancellation of awards, or the reversal of funds already received. Whenever possible, Outside Aid is simply added to the other scholarships and grants a student receives. Unless required by other federal, state or institutional policies, no other awards will be reduced.

Scholarship Search

FastWEB Scholarship Search
    Use the largest free scholarship search service on the Internet Register online, and FastWEB will respond with a list of matching award programs. Also includes interactive calculators and financial planning software.
Financial Aid Information
    Provides information and links to scholarship databases, financial aid calculators, and opportunities to “Ask the Aid Advisor.”
College Board’s Online Financial Aid Services
    Includes a scholarship search, a career search, and financial aid calculators.
CollegeNET
    Offers useful financial aid links and a powerful scholarship search engine.
Sallie Mae Financial Aid
    Online scholarship search, interactive calculators, and financial planning software.
Scholarships.com

Other Resources

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
    Find out how much you’ve taken out in student loans, as well as who your lenders and loan servicers are.
Direct Loan Consolidation
    Learn more about the advantages of student loan consolidation.
Student Aid on the Web
    Free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding your college education.
IRS Publication 970
      This publication is the definitive guide for all tax benefits for higher education. Due to the frequent changes in tax law, we recommend that you read this publication for all the latest information.

What will I find in Publication 970? Chapter 1 explains the tax treatment of various types of educational assistance, including scholarships, fellowships and tuition reductions. Chapters 2 and 3 explains two tax credits for which you may be eligible for. These two tax-deductible benefits are: The Hope Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. Chapters 4 and 12 explain ten other types of benefits. With these benefits, you may be able to take advantage of some great incentives.