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Fund Your Future

*CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES

(CCC) BOARD OF GOVERNORS (BOG)

FEE WAIVER

Visit

www.icanaffordcollege.com

• If you qualify for a Cal Grant or have financial need, you

may receive a fee waiver

• Completing the FAFSA is recommended, regardless of

the type of CCC Fee Waiver, to qualify for federal and

more state aid

†Except for students working toward teacher certification.

*Indicates California Dream Act Students are eligible.

*CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU)

Visit

www.calstate.edu or www.csumentor.edu

The CSU grant assists California residents with

financial need.

• The CSU provides financial assistance in the form of

grants, scholarships, fellowships, loans, and part-time

employment for students who meet financial aid program

eligibility requirements.*

CSU financial aid awards are contingent upon continued

funding from federal and state government programs.

International students who are in the United States on F-1

or F-2 student visas are not eligible to receive federal- or

state-funded financial aid and should not apply.

*UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UC)

Visit

www.universityofcalifornia.edu

• Nearly two-thirds of all undergraduate students receive

• UC grant and scholarship aid, with an average award

of about $14,000*

†Except for students working toward teacher certification.

*Indicates California Dream Act Students are eligible.

FINANCIAL AID FOR SPECIFIC

POPULATIONS

Even if you hope for scholarships, submit the

FAFSA and verified GPA to make the most of

your financial aid options.

ATHLETES

Plan to play sports in college? Register with the National

Collegiate Athletic Association. Visit

www.ncaa.org or

call 1-877-262-1492.

FOSTER YOUTH

Check into scholarships and fee waivers. Chafee Grant for

Foster Youth, which provides up to $5,000 in grant aid for

college,

www.chafee.csac.ca.gov an

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www.csac.ca.gov .

Some colleges offer tuition waiver and scholarships; learn

more at

www.calyouthconn.org an

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www.orphan.org .

CALIFORNIA CONSERVATION CORPS

Earn up to $2,000 for college or vocational training while

working outdoors serving your state and taking community

college classes, adult education classes or pursuing your

high school diploma. Successfully complete classes and 48

hours of volunteer service; learn more at

www.ccc.ca.gov .

STUDENTS WITH DEPENDENTS

If you’re both a parent and a student, you may be eligible

for financial support and help with child care, transportation

and job or training expenses through the CalWORKs

program. Contact your county social services office for more

information.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

All public and many independent colleges provide

services to disabled students, including (but not limited

to) counseling, tutoring, readers, interpreters, note takers,

special parking zones or the loan of special equipment. Your

cost of attendance should include all expenses necessary to

accommodate your disability that aren’t already covered by

insurance or other sources. Contact your college’s disabled

student’s office or the national or local organizations serving

your particular disability. Or go to

www.dor.ca.gov to

learn

more about the services offered through the California

Department of Rehabilitation. Learn about additional

services from the HEATH Resource Center at

www.heath. gwu.edu

.

MILITARY AND THEIR DEPENDENTS

Through the Montgomery GI Bill, active-duty service

members and veterans can receive a monthly tax-free

benefit to be used for tuition, books, fees, and living

expenses while earning a degree or certification (including

undergraduate and graduate degrees), or attending trade

school. For more information on GI Bills, and other education

benefits for the military, veterans, and their dependents,

contact your college’s veterans’ affairs office, call the local

office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-

442-4551, or go to

www.gibill.va.gov .