Links to Resources
I Can Afford College = Go to college. We’ll pay for it. California Community Colleges can help you build a better future. Get help now with one-on-one assistance from your local community college financial aid office. Locate a Financial Aid Office in your area today! Visit www.icanaffordcollege.com for more information.
Free Application for Student Aid = U.S. Department of Education FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Web Site. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov or call 1-800-433-3243 for more information.
PIN Registration = This Web site is your source of information for the U.S. Department of Education PIN. Your PIN can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your U.S. Department of Education records online. If you receive a PIN, you agree to not disclose or share your PIN with anyone. Your PIN serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records. You should never give your PIN to anyone, including commercial services that offer to help you complete your FAFSA. Be sure to keep your PIN in a safe place. Visit www.pin.ed.gov or call 1-800-801-0576 .
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) = Call 1-800-829-1040 to request complete transcript pf prior tax returns.
California Grant Student Aid Commission= A Cal Grant Award is California state financial aid that can only be used at an eligible California school. Applying for a Cal Grant Award is a two-step process. Visit www.csac.ca.gov or www.calgrants.org for more information. You can also call 1-888-224-7268.
National Student Loan Data System = The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, the Pell Grant program, and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and Pell grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or Pell grant data. Please visit www.nslds.ed.govor call 1-800-621-3115 to find more information.
Selective Service System = The Selective Service System is an independent federal agency operating with permanent authorization under the Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. App. 451 et seq.). It is not part of the Department of Defense; however, it exists to serve the emergency manpower needs of the Military by conscripting untrained manpower, or personnel with professional health care skills, if directed by Congress and the President in a national crisis. Its statutory missions also include being ready to administer an alternative service program, in lieu of military service for men classified as conscientious objectors.Visit our sitewww.sss.gov or call 1-847-688-6888.
Federal Student Aid = Preparing, Choosing, Applying, Funding, Attending, and Repaying. Students, Parents, and Counselors start here and go further. Follow our easy road to education beyond High School. Visit our site at www.studentaid.ed.gov for more information.
FastWeb: Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Colleges = Visit www.fastweb.comfor the most complete source of local, national, and college specific scholarships. Search and compare detailed college profiles and find internships for students in your related field.