Counselor Newsletter

2019-2020

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This month's topic is: SCHOLARSHIPS! FREE MONEY FOR ANY AGE STUDENT THAT IS GRADUATING WITH THEIR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR IF THEY PASSED THE HISET THIS YEAR.

ALL GRADUATING CBK STUDENTS NEED TO COMPLETE A FAFSA OR A CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT BY MARCH 2ND...DON'T WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE! MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!

Email aordonez@rcoe.us to make an appointment




3 REASONS WHY EVERY GRADUATING STUDENT NEEDS TO COMPLETE A FAFSA OR CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT APPLICATION BY MARCH 2ND

1. Cal Grant High School Entitlement Award (students are entitled to this award for up to 2 years after graduating from high school)

For current high school seniors and recent high school graduates

Who is considered for a High School Entitlement Award

  • Current High school seniors and last year’s high school graduates
  • Students who meet the general Cal Grant eligibility requirements

Cal Grant A

  • For low to middle income students
  • 3.00 high school GPA minimum
  • May be used for a program that is at least two academic years in length resulting in an associate or baccalaureate degree of 48 semester units or the equivalent
  • Can only be used for tuition and fees
  • If awarded at a California Community College, will be held in reserve up to two academic years until student transfers to a tuition charging institution

Cal Grant B

  • For low income students
  • 2.00 high school GPA minimum
  • May be used for a program that is at least one academic year in length resulting in an associate, baccalaureate degree or certificate of at least 24 semester units or the equivalent
  • Includes an additional annual Access Award amount (living expenses)
  • Sophomore through Senior years the student will receive tuition and fees plus Access Award at tuition charging institution

2. Cal Grant C Award

For students who are pursuing an Occupational or Technical Program

Are you interested in pursuing an occupational or technical program that could bring you closer to your dream job? The California Student Aid Commission provides State financial aid for those who meet certain income, asset, and other financial aid standards to attend college. The Cal Grant C program provides FREE MONEY to students pursuing an occupational or technical program.

  • If the Commission determines you eligible for a Cal Grant C, complete the Cal Grant C Supplement Form and return to the California Student Aid Commission by the requested deadline.
  • Use up to $2,462 for tuition and fees and $547 for books, tools, and equipment at any Cal Grant eligible private for profit or private nonprofit institution.
  • Use up to $1,094 at any California Community College.

Cal Grant C: (7,761 awards offered during the March 2nd deadline)

  • For low to middle income students
  • No GPA requirement
  • For Occupational or Technical training programs of least 4 months in length
  • Offers an award amount to assist with tuition and fees, also includes an additional annual book and supplies amount

3. STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE TO PAY CAL GRANTS OR FEDERAL GRANTS BACK! IT IS FREE MONEY!

So what’s stopping you? Take a look at the priority list of occupational and technical trainings to see if the field that you’re interested in can earn extra points for your application!




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