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Watch this helpful video to learn what you should know before taking out a student loan!
Financial Aid FAQ
I am not a high school graduate. Can I still get financial aid?
Students without high school diplomas who are 18 years old can qualify for financial aid if they have a GED or another high school proficiency certificate, such as the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE). For more information go to http://www.icanaffordcollege.com/en-us/financialaidinfo/eligibility.aspx
How do I know how much financial aid I will get?
You can use https://fafsa.ed.gov/ to get an estimate of how much aid you might receive from the U.S. Department of Education.
How do I know what my payments will be?
You can estimate your payments by using a student loan calculator like:
GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund).
Borrowed money for college or career school. This money must be repaid, usually with interest.
What Should You Know Before Taking Out a Student Loan?
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USE FINANCIAL AID WISELY!
There are different kinds of financial aid:
Grant / Scholarship / Fellowship Opportunities for California Foster Youth
This is a federal program through which you work to earn money to help you pay for school.
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