College and Financial Aid Resources
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I. College Prep Info and Summer Programs (9th – 11th)
II. College Application Information (12th)
VI. Student Forms
College Prep Info and Summer Programs (9th – 11th)
LPS Hayward & College Requirements
WEBSITES - College Exploration, Testing, Application & Financial Aid
SAT or ACT? - SAT and ACT are two different tests! LPS-Hayward recommends that you take both tests, twice!
College GPA Calculator
Determine CSU Eligibility
Use this tool to see if your grade point average and test scores meet the minimum required eligibility index for CSU.
Grade Specific College Checklist/Timeline – available through Advisor or Counselor
College Application Information (12th)
LPS Hayward Brag Sheet
FAQ about Applying for College
College Application Essays and Prompts
The UC Personal Statements – should be exactly that – personal. This is your opportunity to tell us about yourself – your hopes, ambitions, life experiences, inspirations. Take time on this assignment. Be open. Be reflective. Find your voice and express it honestly. For directions and tips visit the website.
Financial Aid FAQ and Timeline (12th Grade)
CSU Applicants - What Is the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)?
EOP is designed to improve access and retention of historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged students. EOP provides admission and academic assistance and possible financial assistance to eligible students. More information is available in the 2012-2013 EOP Information and Application Forms or online.
CSS Financial Aid Profile - This guide provides basic information you need to complete your PROFILE application at www.collegeboard.org beginning Oct. 1, 2011. The PROFILE is an online application that collects information used by some private colleges to award institutional aid funds. See link for participating institutions. Visit each institution’s financial aid website for preferred deadline - most are due by February 1.
CSU Campus Scholarships
If you are planning to attend a CSU, you must apply to each individual scholarship - amounts range from $1,000 to full tuition. You do not need to have been accepted prior to applying. Many of these scholarships are MERIT (academic) based - and don't require financial need. Requirements and deadlines vary per school and scholarship.
Paying for College Student Resource Guide (Courtesy of U.S. Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard)
2011-2012 Scholarships that Don't Require Social Security Numbers (Courtesy of Educators for Fair Consideration)
Scholarship Resource Guide for Undocumented Students
Financial Aid Information
Financial Aid Basics (9th-11th)
Financial Aid Info (12th)
Paying for College
2012-13 (Spanish & English) Fund Your Future Workbook
This online workbook allows you to follow the process of preparing and paying for college, applying for financial aid and managing money.
AB 540 allows qualified undocumented students to be exempt from paying significantly higher out-of-state tuition at public colleges and universities in California.
CSU Campus Financial Aid Websites
Vist CSU campus financial aid offices for important information regarding financial aid programs and application procedures.
Chabot College provides opportunities for minor students to enroll in college-level, degree-applicable courses for advanced scholastic or advanced vocational purposes. Students who desire to participate in concurrent enrollment must be recommended by their school counselor and principal and have written parental permission. Concurrently enrolled students will be permitted to enroll in no more than six units per semester or two classes. The students will be treated as regular college students and are expected to comply with all college rules and regulations. At the completion of the course, the student receives college credit. They must arrange for their own transportation to and from the college and provide their own books and equipment. Concurrent Enrollment Courses are FREE to students who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent U.S. Residents. Undocumented students must pay $256 per unit (most courses are 3 units).
Deadline to submit all required forms for the SUMMER 2013 semester is May 17th!
Before going to the counselor or principal for approval you must first download the following three documents, READ them carefully, follow all STEPS, and complete all forms in their entirety.