Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial Aid Events 2023-2024
October 19th - Military Post 9/11 GI Bill at 6pm
November 1st - Financial Aid and Scholarships at lunch in room 202
December 6th - FAFSA Overview at lunch in room 202
January 10th - Financial Aid Workshop - FAFSA ID at lunch in room 202
January 10th - Funding College Night at 6pm in MPR
Scholarship and Award Opportunities
Scholarships are financial aid awards designed to help students pay for education towards a degree. Sometimes a scholarship is a one-time check. Other school scholarships are renewable and provide money for students each semester or school year. These financial awards do not have to be repaid!
CHS Scholarship Bulletin - Click here for national to local Coronado scholarships
CHS Senior Award Scholarships - Applications will open early March and will be posted here and the scholarship bulletin when available!
National Search Engines for Scholarships:
Financial Aid - FAFSA/CADAA/Cal Grant
FAFSAThe Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) is one application for federal loans, federal grants, state grants, and work study. The FAFSA application is FREE and can be found at www.studentaid.gov. Don’t decide in advance that your family earns too much to be eligible for financial assistance.
Note: The FAFSA has delayed their application availability until late December 2023 for the 2024-2025 school year and is due March 2, 2024.
NEW REQUIREMENT FOR ALL SENIORS - AB469 - Due March 2, 2024
The new AB469 legislation requires all California seniors to complete ONE of the following before the end of their senior year:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
An application for the California Dream Act (CADAA) (for undocumented students)
To submit an “opt-out” form
- Completing the FAFSA Video and Resources: https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out
- FAFSA Process Overview: https://studentaid.gov/sites/default/files/fafsa-process.pdf
- CADAA Resources: https://www.csac.ca.gov/post/resources-california-dream-act-application
- FAFSA and other student aid workshops from the California Student Aid Commission can be found at https://www.cash4college.csac.ca.gov/.
Cal Grant is money for college you don’t have to pay back. To qualify, you must apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or CA Dream Act Application (CADAA) by the deadline and meet the eligibility and financial requirements as well as any minimum GPA requirements. Cal Grants can be used at any University of California, California State University or California Community College, as well as qualifying independent and career colleges or technical schools in California.