Financial Aid applications are available to all CBK students, regardless of age, from October 1 thru March 2 to apply for the best possible financial aid award.
**Late applications are accepted thru June 30 by the state and federal government but students will not have the same chance to win the best financial aid award possible.
***California Community Colleges accept financial aid applications through September 2 but you have to contact their financial aid office to find out if they have funds available.
Workshops Coming Up:
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Students who are US residents or permanent residents with a social security number must create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) to apply for financial aid. If you do not have one, you can create one here: https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. Once you have the FSA ID, you can complete the FAFSA here: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
(California Dream Act Application)
Students who are undocumented, have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or do not posses a social security number can complete the CADAA here: https://dream.csac.ca.gov/
After students submit a FAFSA or CADAA, they need to create a student webgrants accounts here: https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/. This is important because students might have to verify their graduation date, college of attendance or foster youth status. Students can check if they qualified for state grants like: Cal Grants A, B, C; Chafee Grant; or the Middle Class Scholarship.
Students are highly encouraged to apply to various scholarships. They can start as early as 11th grade but most students start in the 12th grade. Scholarships are a great way to pay for college tuition, books, food, transportation, room and board, housing, etcetera.
To help our students, Ms. Ordonez, CBK School Counselor, has compiled a list of different websites and scholarship programs that they can access to start applying for loads of free money! If students need additional help, they can contact her by completing the School Counselor Contact Request Form.
Start applying for scholarships:
https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/ (SPECIFICALLY FOR 11th and 12th GRADE STUDENTS)
https://immigrantsrising.org/2021scholarships/ (SPECIFICALLY FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS)