Financial Aid & Scholarships
SRJC Doyle ScholarshipProgram
Starting with the High School Class of 2019, all students seeking a Doyle Scholarship will have a streamlined process and a longer application period. For the past two years, Doyle applicants have been required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) AND complete a separate Doyle Scholarship application. With the implementation of AB19, all first-time, full-time students, regardless of income, may be eligible for a fee waiver or tuition reimbursement. Coupled with the prestigious Doyle Scholarship, it really is the higher education deal of the century!
Local high school graduates from the Class of 2019
“Fund Your Future”: (Click here for the Spanish version): This is one of the best guides to understanding financial aid for students in California. From the California Student Aid Commission, this guide explains a variety of federal and state grants and loans, how to apply for financial aid, how financial aid is calculated, and how loans are typically repaid.
BigFuture: The College Board’s website is chock full of information about financial aid, scholarships, merit aid, and more. Easy to read and navigate. Videos are available too.
Fafsa.ed.gov (Click here for the Spanish site): Link to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If you are applying for Fall Semester enrollment, you should fill out the FAFSA in January of your senior year at the earliest. If you have specific questions about the FAFSA, you can call one of the telephone numbers provided below:
Telephone: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
Spanish speakers are available (se habla espanol)
FAFSA4caster (Click here for the Spanish site): To estimate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
CSS Profile: Some colleges may require the CSS Profile as part of your financial aid application. Use this website to find out which colleges require it, and to complete the application.
Cash for College Workshops (Click here for the Spanish site): In January and February each year, the California Student Aid Commission hosts FREE workshops on how to fill out the FAFSA.
Cal Grants (Click here for the Spanish site): If you plan to go to a public or private, 2-yr or 4-yr college in California, find out more about CalGrants and their eligibility requirements. After you’ve applied, if you would like to follow up on the status of your application, visit https://mygrantinfo.csac.ga.gov/logon.asp.
CalGrants for AB540 Students: Starting January 1, 2013, AB540 students will be able to apply online for Cal Grants. Here is a short video describing the California Dream Act. See your counselor or Mrs.Grant at the CCC for details.
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