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Financial Aid Process & Resources

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Final SUSHD Financial Aid Process by Glenda Ortez-Galan
Seniors & Families: Financial Aid Information

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Seniors & Families: Financial Aid Information

  • FAFSA: Seniors who are US citizens or eligible noncitizens should submit the FAFSA. It opens October 1 and is due March 2 (at the latest). It is very wise for every eligible senior to complete the FAFSA to receive assistance for community colleges or four-year colleges. Begin by making an FSA ID for you and have a parent create an FSA ID if s/he does not have one.
  • Step 1. Create FSA ID Step 2. Complete FAFSA
CA Dream Act Application: Seniors who do not meet the criteria to complete the FAFSA should complete the California Dream Act application. It is required if you'd like to receive aid to attend community colleges or four-year colleges in California. Submit by March 2 for priority consideration.
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After You Have Completed Your FAFSA or CADAA: Seniors planning to attend college in California should make a Web Grants 4 College account to see if you qualify for a Cal Grant and/or change the college that will receive your Cal Grant. Your eligibility is determined by your A-G GPA (3rd GPA on your transcript), family size, and income. If you need to make a correction or appeal your eligibility, stop by the College and Career Center for help.
Students applying to colleges that require additional financial information may need to complete the CSS Profile by the deadline provided by each participating college.
CSS Financial Aide Profile
How to Obtain a Tax Return Transcript or Verification of Nonfiling

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Some parents and/or students may need to submit a tax return transcript or documentation that they did not need to file a return. This page should be able to assist you with either document. Or you can make an appointment to obtain the documents at the San Jose IRS Office. Please stop by D9 if you need further assistance.
College-Specific Scholarships

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Johnson Scholars Santa Clara University
Western Undergraduate Exchange
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Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship
The Sequoia Awards
Ron Brown Scholarship
Good Tidings Scholarship
Horatio Alger Scholarships
Bennington Young Writers Award
Prudential Spirit of Community Award
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Coca Cola Scholars
Wendys Heisman Scholarship
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
AXA Achievement Scholarship
US Intelligence Opportunities
Scholarship Search Engines

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Future Scholarships

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Peninsula College Fund
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
Elks Vocational Scholarships