The financial aid process can be stressful for many families, so our hope is to provide you with as much information as possible so you can navigate this process successfully. The first step is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We recommend that all families fill out this application in October of their senior year. The application takes less than 45 minutes and will determine your eligibility for various federal, state, and college aid programs. Please keep in mind that you will repeat this process every year that you (or your student) attend college.
Financial Aid Night (October 2017)
In case you were unable to attend our College Financial Aid Night in October, here is the information that was shared at the event.
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT - PowerPoint Presentation
FEDERAL STUDENT AID AT A GLANCE - This document outlines the process of applying for federal financial aid, which includes Pell Grants, Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS, and Perkins loan processes, and Federal Work Study.
CSS PROFILE GUIDE - Some schools require the CSS Profile, which is required for students to receive funds directly from the institution.
CSS PROFILE SCHOOL LIST - Here is the list of schools that require the CSS Profile. If the schools you are applying to are not on this list, you are only asked to submit the FAFSA.
CAL VET PROGRAM OVERVIEW - Here is the most recent version of the application as well as information about application requirements.
Great Articles and Information on Financial Aid
EFC CALCULAOR- This was created by College Board to help families predict their Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).
HOW AMERICA PAYS FOR COLLEGE- 10 year study of how American families meet the rising cost of college education.