Financial Aid Resources

  • Financial Aid Applications:

    FAFSA: Application for Federal Financial Aid

    CSS Profile: Online application that collects information used by nearly 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award non-federal aid for private and some public colleges. See a list of schools that use the CSS Profile here

    California Student Aid Commission: Provides state financial aid for those who meet certain income, assets, and other financial aid standards to attend college 


    Online Resources:

    FinAid.org: Information on financial aid for college and tips on how to help ease the burden of college expenses

    the balance: Informative website on how to calculate college costs, save with a 529 plan, apply for and secure financial aid and get scholarships and other sources of funding for education

    BigFuture: BigFuture is the College Board's free college planning tool, designed to support students in the entire college planning process, including paying for college. Offers tools and information to help navigate the financial aid landscape 


    Debt Calculators:

    Net Price Calculator Center: Department of Education tool to search for any school’s net price calculator

    Big Future EFC Calculator: College Board tool to estimate how much a student’s family will be expected to contribute financially towards college costs for one year

    Mapping Your Future: Student Loan Debt calculator which helps estimate student loan payments under a standard repayment plan (equal payments)

    Calculators and information on loan repayment estimates and comparing federal and private loans



    Naviance: Local, state, and national college scholarship opportunities are listed here and updated regularly. Use the drop-down menu to browse by categories such as Engineering, Athletic, Career Interest, Ethnicity, Local, etc. Click on column headers to sort entries by the deadline, award amount, etc. 1. Log in to Naviance. 2. Click on the Colleges tab. 3. Click on Scholarship List

    WUE: Out-of-state colleges and universities offering reduced tuition to CA residents

    JLV College Counseling: List of national scholarships sorted by category

    Fastweb: Site that matches the information entered into your profile to scholarship, college, job, and internship opportunities. Students can use the information that Fastweb provides to apply for scholarships, discover prospective colleges, explore internship possibilities, or learn about part-time jobs

    Mometrix: List of top 175 scholarships based on web search data. Sorted by state, academic achievement, financial need, and ethnicity 

    Going Merry: Site for personalized matching and thousands of scholarships

    College GreenLight: Scholarship site to connect first-generation and underrepresented students to colleges, generous scholarships, and counselors