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Financial Resources

Cash for College 

This is a statewide effort sponsored by the California Student Aid Commission and promoted by the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium as well as the colleges and universities in the San Joaquin Valley to encourage students to take advantage of the money that is available to help them finance their college education. As part of the campaign, Cash for College offers free workshops aimed at helping students and their parents successfully complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Grade Point Average Verification Form, which are necessary to apply for Cal Grants and other types of financial aid. Workshops are held in Kern County between January through March every year.

Cal Grants

Cal Grants are one of the smartest ways to get cash for college. For starters, its money you don't have to pay back. If you're a graduating high school senior or recent graduate, meet academic, financial and eligibility requirements and submit two forms by the Cal Grant deadline, you may receive a Cal Grant!

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Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans —and its value to our society.

Federal Student Aid plays a central and essential role in supporting postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families. We partner with postsecondary schools, financial institutions and others to deliver services that help students and families who are paying for college.


Cal Grant

Webgrants 4 Students

California Chafee Grant

California Student Aid Commission



I can afford college



Scholarship and Grants

California Nonresident Tuition Exemption & Scholarships
(AB 540)