Resources

For comprehensive online information about financial aid, visit the websites FinAid and the College Affordability Guide. These websites provide information on sources of aid, how to find and apply for aid, how to estimate college costs, and how to calculate student loan repayments.

Text “college” or “dinero” to 335577 to sign up with Get Schooled and their College Text Hotline for access to experts who can answer questions on where and how to apply to college, how to navigate the financial aid process, and how to pay for college.

High school students and their families can access to a virtual guidance counselor at the California College Gold Rush website, with step-by-step instructions for the financial aid application process, comparing college costs, and creating a smart college financial plan.

Want to know how the colleges determine your financial need eligibility? Check the Expected Family Contribution calculator.

Younger students can find early financial planning and information on the best ways to save for college at the Scholar Share website.

resources

Download our information on financial aid below:

SCHOLARSHIPS

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Latino College Scholarship Directory
Quest Bridge: College scholarships for low-income students
SBCC Scholarships
SBCC Promise
Allan Hancock College Scholarships
Gates Millennium Scholars
Coca-Cola Scholars
I’m First: An online community supporting first-generation college students
NCAA guide for student athletes
Scholarship America
Peterson’s school and scholarship search
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
GoodCall scholarship search
FastWeb scholarship search
Scholarships.com
Cappex college search, reviews, and scholarships
Scholly scholarship search

Helpful resources

Federal Student Aid Website
FAFSA4caster
College Scorecard
University of California Transfer Admission Planner

AB 540 resources

Adsum Education Foundation
Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
AB 540 Coalition of Santa Barbara
The Dream.US
UC Campus grants & scholarships list

Foster youth resources

California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth
Foster Care Ombudsman
California Youth Connection
Foster Care to Success