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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Get help paying for college by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be considered for federal financial aid for the next academic year, complete and submit your FAFSA as soon as possible starting October 1st.

California Dream Act Application

For students who qualify for AB540 status, get help paying for college by completing the California Dream Act Application. To be considered for state financial aid for the next academic year, complete and submit your CA Dream Act Application and the GPA Verification as soon as possible starting October 1st.

IVC Financial Aid Workshops

Receive help filling out and completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), CA Dream Act Application, or California College Promise Grant Application by attending one of our workshops.

U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education'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. Website »

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. Website »


CaliforniaColleges.edu provides students with an all-inclusive guide for their college & career paths and enables educators to track their progress. Website »

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. Website »


Access over 1.5 million scholarships to help students pay for college. Website »


The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid. Website »

I Can Afford College

Brought to you by the California Community Colleges. Website »

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. Website »

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. Website »

Voter Registration

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