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Student Resources

To apply for a Cal Grant, students must fill out and submit two forms: a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Cal Grant GPA verification form. The deadline is March 2, 2015. Other financial and academic eligibility requirements may apply.

Students and families can visit www.calgrants.org or call my office to learn more about the Cal Grant program.

Student Resources

Students from middle class families have been increasingly priced out of college. To help these families, the State Legislature enacted the Middle Class Scholarship Program in 2013. Once fully implemented, the Middle Class Scholarship will reduce student fees at the California State University and University of California by up to 40 percent.

Both Cal Grants and Middle Class Scholarships are only available by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the CA Dream Act Application. Remember, you can’t get the money unless you fill out the application and meet the March 2, 2015 deadline.

Student Resources

CALIFORNIA PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS:

  • California Community Colleges
    1102 Q Street Sacramento, CA 95811
    www.cccco.edu
  • University of California System
    1111 Franklin Street
    Oakland, CA 94607
    www.ucop.edu
  • Association of Independent California Colleges
    1100 11th Street
    Suite 10
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    www.aiccu.edu
  • California State University System
    401 Golden Shore
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    www.calstate.edu

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:

Student Resources

Need Student Loan ReliefEligible public service employees enrolled in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program may have certain federal student loans forgiven after they have completed 10 years of on-time monthly payments.

Service in government, public school districts, police and fire departments, public hospitals, non-profits, national service programs and more constitutes “public service.” To certify that you work for a public service organization, have your employer download and complete the form available online.

To benefit, borrowers working full-time in public service need to have a qualifying loan and sign up for a qualifying repayment plan. After 120 on-time monthly payments, the remainder of the loan is forgiven. Borrowers benefit the most when they have high debt relative to their income, so it pays to start early. Public Service Loan Forgiveness is not considered taxable income by the IRS.

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Student Resources

Students from middle class families have been increasingly priced out of college. To help these families, the State Legislature enacted the Middle Class Scholarship Program in 2013. Once fully implemented, the Middle Class Scholarship will reduce student fees at the California State University and University of California by up to 40 percent.

California’s Cal Grant Financial Aid Program further guarantees financial assistance based on need to every qualified student who applies.

Both Cal Grants and Middle Class Scholarships are only available by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the CA Dream Act Application. Remember, you can’t get the money unless you fill out the application and meet the March 2, 2015 deadline.

Paying for college can be difficult, but the State of California is here to help. For hands-on assistance, consider attending an upcoming workshop. The following is a list of Cash for College Workshops near you:

Workshops 2015

January 22, 2015
6 - 8 PM
Laguna Creek High School
9050 Vicino Dr.
Elk Grove, CA

January 27, 2015
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Florin High School
7956 Cottonwood lane
Sacramento, CA

January 28, 2015
4 - 7 PM
Tokay High School
1111 West Century Blvd.
Lodi, CA

February 3, 2015
6 - 8 PM
Valley High School
6300 Ehrhardt Ave
Sacramento, CA

February 4, 2015
4 - 7 PM
Liberty Ranch High School
12945 Marengo Road
Galt, CA

February 17, 2015
4 - 7 PM
Lodi High School
3 S. Pacific Ave
Lodi, CA

February 24, 2015
6 - 8 PM
John F. Kennedy High School
6715 Gloria Dr.
Sacramento, CA