FYI - There is still time to take a late start or short term class at City College of San Francisco. They begin mid-semester and the deadlines are listed in the Schedule of Classes (click here).
**May 2 is the last day for Late Add Forms.
California's Cal Grant program ensures that if a student qualifies for college, but cannot afford it, the state of California will provide financial assistance to help them attend. Because they are grants, they do not have to be paid back, and can be used for fees, tuition or living expenses. Unfortunately, many are not aware of this program.
To learn more about Cal Grants, and whether you qualify for this assistance, please come to one of the free Cal Grant workshops that will be held in our community this month. At the workshops, students and families can find out if they qualify for a grant, and get help applying for one. See below for a workshop near you.
With a Cal Grant, students can be awarded up to $12,192 per year for University of California attendance, up to $5,472 per year at a California State University campus or $9,223 per year at an independent private campus. Cal Grants can also help pay for vocational or career/technical school expenses.
The Cal Grant program provides a wonderful avenue for many students who, without this assistance, would be unable to achieve the California dream. Please spread the word about Cal Grants and the upcoming workshops to your friends and family who may be interested in learning more about this helpful program.
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
School of the Arts
555 Portola Drive
5:30 PM -7:30 PM
San Francisco International
1050 York Street
6:00 PM -8:30 PM
City Arts and Technology High School
325 La Grande Ave
5:00 PM -8:00 PM
John O'Connell High School
2355 Folsom Street
5:30 PM -7:30 PM
International Studies Academy
655 De Haro Street,
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jefferson High School
6996 Mission Street
Those applying for financial aid must bring the following reference information to the workshop to receive assistance:
California Community Colleges
1102 Q Street Sacramento, CA 95811
University of California System
1111 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Association of Independent
1100 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
California State University System
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
(800) 4-FED-AID (433-3243)
California Student Aid Commission
(888) CA GRANT (224-7268)
(877) 2 EDFUND (233-3863)
College Connection Scholarships
FastWeb: Internet Scholarship Service
California College Explorer
Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid