Financial aid includes
federal, state, and college assistance to help your community college
students pay the cost of your their college education. Financial
aid dollars are made available to students through three basic types
1. Grants and Scholarships, which do not have to be repaid
which provides paid work experience on and off campus
which MUST be repaid with interest.
Financial aid is meant
to supplement a student's existing income. It does not pay for
all of their educational and living expenses.
The largest aid programs
are funded by the federal government. The federal financial aid
1. The Pell Grant
2. SEOG Grants
3. Federal Work Study
4. Federal Loan Programs
There are also state
programs that provide assistance to California residents:
2. Board of Governorís
Enrollment Fee Waiver.
The application process
for federal aid and the Cal Grant program begins in the January
preceding the upcoming academic year. In order to be considered
for both the federal aid and the Cal Grant programs, students
should pick up a Financial Aid Application packet from their Financial
Aid office, complete the required applications, and mail them
by the deadline.
Students may apply
for an enrollment fee-waiver throughout the academic year. Fee-waiver
applications are available through the Financial Aid office.
Some of the financial
aid scholarship and grant applications are also available online.
Here are a few websites which can be helpful to students seeking
information on financial aid.