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Financial Aid Resources

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) — Get help paying for college (More Info)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Workshops — Receive help filling out and completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Dream Act Application or Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver Application. (More Info)

U.S. Department of Education — ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access by establishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds; collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research; focusing national attention on key educational issues and prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education. (More Info)

California Student Aid Commission — The Commission provides financial aid policy analysis and leadership, in partnership with California’s colleges, universities, financial institutions, and financial aid associations. (More Info)

California — provides students with an all-inclusive guide for their college & career paths & enables educators to track their progress. (More Info)

Mapping Your Future — A public service, nonprofit organization. Mapping Your Future provides programs and initiatives to help people achieve financial wellness and lead successful lives. (More Info)

Fastweb! — Access over 1.5 million scholarships to help students pay for college (More Info)

FinAid! — The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid (More Info)

I Can Afford College — Brought to you by the California Community Colleges (More Info)

College Navigator — The College Navigator consists primarily of the latest data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES – the National Center for Education Statistics. (More Info)

Net Price Calculator — The Net Price Calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance — including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses — minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year. (More Info)

Voter Registration — (More Info)

Additional External Financial Aid Resources

Community Colleges

California Community College Chancellor's Office
California Community College Student Affairs Association (CCCSAA)
Community College League of California (CCLC)


California Associations of School Business Officials (CASBO)
California School Boards Association (CSBA)
Education Commission of the States
Education Week on the Web
ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
Public Agency Retirement System (PARS)
Live Your Dream Award

State and Federal

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)
California Department of Education
California Department of Finance
California State Allocation Board (SAB)
California State Assembly
California State Legislative Analyst's Office
California State Senate
Commission on State Mandates (COSM)
Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT)
Official California Legislative Information
State Controller's Office (SCO)
Federal Legislation