College & Career


Amy Paul
College and Career Advisor

Grace Wahl
School Counselor

Sarah Hershey
School Counselor



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


Please see Naviance for a list of all scholarships available both local and college & university sponsored.



If your student is planning to attend Cabrillo College in the Fall 2023, it is important that they complete their application now. 

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:

1. Online Cabrillo College Application 
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 Program- Students interested in applying to the Honors Program will need to complete the Cabrillo Application and the additional Honors application. The Honors application opens on January and is due in March.

A counselor from the Cabrillo Honors will visit SVHS in the Spring.


Thinking about taking a course at Cabrillo?