Financial Aid and Scholarships
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!
National Search Engines for Scholarships:
Scholarships: Scholarships.com, FastWeb.com, GoingMerry.com, ScholarshipOwl.com, Bold.org, Cappex.com, MyScholly.com
CHS Senior Award Scholarships - Apply in February!
Financial Aid - FAFSA/CADAA/Cal Grant
IT’S FAFSA TIME!The 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.
NEW REQUIREMENT FOR ALL SENIORS - AB469
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
To access the documents sent home to seniors, inlcuding the letter, FAQs and Opt-Out Form, click HERE.
- 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.