All seniors should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Submitting the FAFSA accurately and early is one of the keys to getting a more favorable financial aid award package, because some financial aid is available on a limited or first-come/first-served basis. When you submit the FAFSA you are applying for federal grants, loans and work-study, which is a campus-based, part-time work program where you receive an hourly wage for work performed. The FAFSA is also used by states for some state aid programs. Colleges use the FAFSA for institutional aid that is unique to an individual campus.
"How to Video" for FAFSA: FAFSA Video
Student Access Code: 3t7yls2
The Class of 2022 Google classroom has all of your important documents, slide presentations, and resources that you will need to successfully work through the college application process.
Class of 2022 - Senior Profile - Letters of Recommendation
Paying for College Presentation - Slides
If your student is planning to attend Cabrillo College in the Fall 2022, it is critical that they participate in the Running Start Program.
The Running Start Program provides Priority Registration for all eligible Santa Cruz County High School students.
To be eligible for Running Start, students must complete these four steps by April of 2021:
1. Online Cabrillo College Application - Opens 10/1/20
2. FAFSA - Financial Aid Application (required to be eligible for the Promise Program - free first year tuition)
3. Online Orientation
4. Placement and Planning Process - Required Workshop
Cabrillo Honors Transfer Program - Students interested in applying to the Honors Program will need to complete Running Start and the additional Honors application. The Honors application opens on Jan. 15th and is due March 15th, 2022.
Do you need help with your FAFSA?
Cabrillo College is offerering their Financial Aid and Admissions & Records staff to help you navigate the FAFSA. See attached for workshop dates and locations
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