Resources and Links

Loan Counseling & Master Promissory Note Instructions

Entrance Loan Counseling

Exit Loan Counseling

How to Fill Out a Promissory Note Online

Students must complete an Entrance Counseling Workshop and Master Promissory Note prior to receiving a student loan disbursement.  A student must complete the Exit Counseling requirement prior to their final loan disbursement. See above for links to detailed instructions.


FAFSA on the Web
http://www.fafsa.gov

Complete your application online. FAFSA opens the door to the federal student aid process. Every step you take will get you closer to achieving your educational goals. Find out what you can expect from beginning to end.


California Dream Act

http://dream.csac.ca.gov

The California Dream Act (AB130 and AB131) passed, and became effective January 1, 2013. This Act includes BOG Fee Waiver eligibility for qualified students with an AB540 residency exemption at community colleges.  It also includes eligibility for Cal Grant Entitlement programs, see http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=920  for more information on Cal Grant Entitlement.


California State Student Aid Commission
http://www.csac.ca.gov

During the past four decades, the California Student Aid Commission has provided financial aid for more than two generations of students to help them with the costs of higher education. The equivalent of nearly one in eleven Californians has directly benefited from the Commission's student loan and grant program.


Cal Grants

http://calgrants.org

Cal Grants are state aid offered by the California Student Aid Commission. This site explains eligibility requirements and the step by step process to apply for the Cal Grant.


Chafee Grant

http://chafee.csac.ca.gov

Awards are up to $5000 per year for current or former foster youth age 22 and younger. This site provides detailed award information and the online application. Funding is limited, contact the financial aid office after you apply.


Selective Service (the draft)
http://www.sss.gov/

Men born on or after January 1, 1960, must be registered for Selective Service (the draft) in order to be eligible to receive financial aid. Register online.


Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Internet World Wide Web (WWW) Server is a worldwide resource that provides information on VA programs, veterans’ benefits, VA facilities worldwide, and VA medical automation software.


FinAid — The SmartStudent™ Guide to Financial Aid
http://finaid.org

This site provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid. Scholarship information is also available.


Federal Student Aid

http://studentaid.gov

The U.S. Department of Education's federal student aid information website proving clear and complete information about planning, preparing, and paying for post-secondary education.


The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
https://www.nslds.ed.gov

The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student information such as student loan balances due, loan default information, repayment balances due, etc.