Financial Aid in Three Easy Steps
Reminder: Be sure to check out the Senior Calendar for College Planning and Financial Aid under the College Planning Link.
The Doyle Scholarship is Back! Beginning with the 2013-2014, the Doyle will again be offered. Follow this link for all the details.
Step 1: Apply for Federal and State Aid
Federal Aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on line. Do not submit the FAFSA until after January 1st. Deadline is March 2nd 2013.
State Aid. Apply for State Aid by completing the Cal Grant on line. Do not submit the Cal Grant until after January 1st. Deadline is March 2nd 2013.
1. Print the Cal Grant form and complete the student portion.
2. Give the application to your counselor to complete the school section.
3. Once completed the counselor will return the form for you to mail.
Step 2: Apply for Piner Scholarships
Apply for Piner scholarships. Piner offers eight (8) scholarship programs exclusively for Piner seniors. Flyers for each program can be picked up from the Scholarship Resource Table outside room J103.
Step 3: Apply for Private Scholarships
(NEW)SRJC has a scholarship link for several local scholarships. Access these scholarships by visiting….
Scroll down and review all of the private scholarships and resources for private scholarships. Check back each week for new scholarships.
Merit Aid(New) Is an internet resource for Merit Scholarships. Merit Scholarships represent financial aid based upon a high g.p.a. and/or high test scores. Almost all universities, public and private, offer Merit Scholarships. This is money that does not have to be paid back. Check out this new website for all the colleges that offer Merit Scholarships and similar programs.
Scholarship Experts(New) This site offeres a wide variety of scholarship opportunities.
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE): http://www.wiche.edu/ Is an outstanding resource for paying for college. The information below is subject to change and it is essential that you check for current specific information on admission and WUE funding requirements on each institution’s/college website.WUE: Through WUE, students in western states may enroll in more than 140 two- year and four- year college institutions at a reduced tuition level. Students from California are eligible to request the WUE tuition discount. WUE gives students from California affordable access to programs that may not be available in their home state or do not have sufficient capacity. You should check for specific information on admission and WUE funding requirements on each institution’s website.
Fund Your Future is simply the best internet resource for federal and state financial aid. It is also the best resource for explaining the financial aid process for all state and federal aid. Click on the link and once at the site, click on Fund Your Future in the right side menu. www.csac.ca.gov/
California Scholarships: http://www.cappex.com/scholarships/ByState/California/-s-s-CA/
Fastweb. An outstanding internet resource for a vast array of national scholarships. www.fastweb.com
College-Bound Atheletes: Be sure to register at the NCAA website and get the information on eligibility requirements. www.ncaa.org
Here is a categorized database of available private scholarships. Hover over the link to display details if available. Click on the scholarship for more information.
Not all of the scholarships announced in the school bulletin are posted on my site. If you don’t find a scholarship that has been announced in the bulletin at my site, Mr. Sullivan will place the application in the scholarship binder in the main office.