College and Financial Aid

Schedule an individual financial aid support meeting with Ms. Balderas
Click here to schedule your financial aid appointment 
Appointment slots are available Thursdays from 11 am - 1 pm 
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Senior Presentation
Click here to access vital information for all graduating seniors and juniors who are planning to graduate early
Senior Timeline
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Brag packet
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FAFSA (Free Application for Federal and State Aid)
You must first create an FSA ID, Click here to do so
Next, Click here to log in to FAFSA and complete a new application
Cal Grant Application - Due March 
Must have completed the FAFSA application to be considered for a Cal Grant.The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a measure of your family's financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by law. The information you report on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to calculate your EFC. Schools use the EFC to determine your federal student aid eligibility and financial aid award.
  • Note: Your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. It is a number used by your school to calculate the amount of federal student aid you are eligible to receive.
If you DO NOT wish to have your student's information submitted for Cal Grant eligibility, you must complete and return the CalGrant "Opt-Out" Form by September 14, 2018.
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               Test Date          Registration Deadline         
Late Registration Deadline
(Extra fee required) 
  September 8, 2018   August 10, 2018   August 26, 2018
  October 27, 2018   September 28, 2018   October 14, 2018
  December 8, 2018   November 2, 2018   November 9, 2018
  February 9, 2019   January 11, 2019   January 18, 2019
  April 13, 2019   March 8, 2019   March 25, 2019
  June 8, 2019   May 3, 2019   May 20, 2019
  July 13, 2019   June 14, 2019   June 24, 2019
ACT Application Fee Waivers
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Register at  SAT subject tests are not required by UC’s. Some schools and some specific majors, still require them. Check with each school you are applying to for testing requirements

              Test Date       Normal Registration      Late Registration
(Extra fee required)
  August 25, 2018   July 27, 2018   August 15, 2018
  October 6, 2018   September 7, 2018   September 26, 2018
  November 3, 2018   October 5, 2018   October 24, 2018
  December 1, 2018   November 2, 2018   November 20, 2018
  March 9, 2019   February 8, 2019   February 27, 2019
  May 4, 2019   April 5, 2019   April 24, 2019
  June 1, 2019   May 3, 2019   May 22, 3019
SAT Application Fee Waivers
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