Financial Aid

There are billions of dollars available in federal and state financial aid every year! Use these resources to claim a portion and help pay for university, community college, or a technical and career program. 

Financial Aid Applications:

Stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Starting in 2016, this application is available starting October 1st, and has a hard deadling of March 2nd. We encourage all of our seniors to submit the FAFSA, and to submit it early. Students cannot receive state or federal grants or loans without submitting this application.

All students along with one parent or guardian are required to sign up for an FSA ID, which is used to sign the FAFSA. A social security number (not a DACA) is required to obtain an FSA ID. If the student has a social security number and the parent does not, please speak with a counselor or TRiO advisor, as there is an additional step to submit the FAFSA.

CA Dream Act
The CA Dream Act is for California residents who are not US citizens. Submitting a Dream Act application is strictly confidential, and can qualify students for CA State financial aid, such as Cal Grants, to help pay for college.

Financial Aid Information:

Federal Student Aid 
If you have a question about Finanical Aid, this website has an answer! This is a gold mind of financial aid information.

Get Me to College - Undocumented Students
Great information for undocumented students to learn how to pay for college.

Scholarship Resources:

Humboldt Area Foundation
Humboldt Area Foundation is the community foundation of and for the citizens of the Humboldt, Trinity, and Wild Rivers regions. Applications are available early in the year, and are typically due by March. This is ONE scholarship application to be considered for HUNDREDS of scholarships exclusively for students in this area. 

Northcoast Scholarship Finder
The Northcoast Scholarship Finder is brought to you by the Humboldt Area Foundation, Humboldt County Office of Education, Humboldt State University, and College of the Redwoods. It is a comprehensive search engine for local and other scholarships. 

Scholarship Junkies
A resource run by current or previous recipients of major scholarships.

College Greenlight
Connecting first generation and underrepresented students to colleges and scholarships.

This comprehensive scholarship search updates its files daily. They notify you via email as new scholarships arise. You can print letters to request scholarship applications. 

American Indian College Fund 
The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships and other support for the nation's 32 tribal colleges and universities.