Helpful Links

Following is a list of additional resources for financial aid information.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)
The California Student Aid Commission has a new grant program called the Chafee Grant for California Foster Youth.

UC Merced Veterans Services

Foster Youth: Tips for Completing the FAFSA

National Student Loan Data System
Information on students' federal loan status.

Selective Service System
Check your Selective Service Registration.

University of California Pathways
Information for parents and students about financial aid at the University of California.

Federal Student Aid Guide
The Student Guide is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the federal Student Financial Assistance Programs. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them.

FinAid: The Smart Guide to Financial Aid
Comprehensive, annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the internet, including scholarship search programs, sources of aid school codes, expected family contribution and loan repayment calculators and more.

The College Board
Information on calculating college costs and how much your family is expected to contribute to your education. Includes information on savings and financing options, interactive calculators, scholarship search information, information on student and parent borrowing options and other educational links.

Federal Tax Benefits at a Glance
This is a one page guide for students and parents summarizing information on taking advantage of tax credits, deductions and savings incentives.

Federal Education Tax Credit (1098t's)
This will direct to IRS and explain tax incetives for higher education