College Admissions Financial Aid

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College Admissions & Financial Aid
Randy Claros • Counselor/Instructor
[email protected]
Aiming for Success
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High School Diploma
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Associate’s Degree
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Bachelor’s Degree
•
Master’s Degree
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Doctorate’s Degree/
Professional Degree
Admissions Timelines
California State University (CSU)
Fall Application Filing: Oct-Nov
www.csumentor.edu
University of California (UC)
Fall Application Filing: Nov
www.universityofcalifornia.edu
Private & Out-of-State Colleges & Universities
Fall Application Filing: Varies
www.aiccu.edu
California Community Colleges
Fall Application Filing: Ongoing
www.cccapply.org
Admissions Criteria
California State University (CSU)
• Grade
Point Average (GPA)
• SAT/ACT Test Scores
• Completion of “A-G” Subject Requirements
• Impacted Program
Supplemental Application
• Extra-Curricular/Community Service Activities
• Reference Letters
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Admissions Criteria
University of California (UC)
• Grade
Point Average (GPA)
• SAT/ACT Test Scores
• Completion of “A-G” Subject Requirements
• Educational Preparation Programs
• Extra-Curricular/Community Service Activities
• Personal Statement
Admissions Criteria
Private & Out-of-State
Colleges & Universities
• Grade
Point Average (GPA)
• SAT/ACT Test Scores
• Rigorous Academic Transcript
• Extra-Curricular/Community Services Activities
• Personal Statement
• Teacher/Counselor Recommendations
HBCU
Historically Black
Colleges & Universities
http://ed.gov/about/inits/list/whhbcu/edlite-list.html
Admissions Criteria
California Community Colleges
• High
School Diploma or GED
or at least 18 years old
• Second Chance/Opportunity
• Transfer Admission Guarantee/Agreement
(TAG/TAA) – CSU/UC/Private Colleges
Personal
Statement
•
Critical & Creative Thinking
•
Paints a Picture of the Applicant
Expresses both opportunities &
obstacles in your pursuit for higher
education
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Thoughtful & Honest
• Strives for depth, not breadth
• Grammatically Correct
• Conforms to Guidelines
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Answers the Question
Demonstrates Knowledge of
Major/College
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Exudes Confidence
Financial Aid
Grants
Free Money
• Pell Grants – up to $5500
(Six Years of Full-Time Eligibility)
• Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) – up to $4000
(amounts varies amongst colleges)
• Cal Grants – $1,151-12,192 (depending on the type of college attended)
(Four Years of Eligibility)
• Chaffee Grants - $5000
• Institutional & Program Grants – varies between colleges
Financial Aid
Federal Work Study
On-Campus Jobs
• On-Campus & Off-Campus Jobs
• $8.00-$14.75 per hour
• Jobs & Pay Rates vary from college-to-college
Financial Aid
Loans
Money You Have to Pay Back
• Perkins Loans (5% Fixed Interest)
• Stafford Subsidized Loans (6.8% Fixed Interest)
-- The above loans have grace periods -• Stafford Unsubsidized Loans (6.8% Fixed Interest)
• PLUS Loans (8.5% Fixed Interest)
Financial Aid
Apply
www.fafsa.gov
• Deadline various amongst colleges
• Cal Grant Deadline is March 2nd
• Dependent versus Independent
• Professional Judgment/Income Adjustment
• Keeping Your Financial Aid – GPA/Completion of Classes
Financial Aid
Additional Applications
http://profileonline.collegeboard.com
• CSS/Financial Aid Profile
• Secondary Application for Financial Aid
(for some private colleges & universities)
SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH
Free Internet Scholarship Search Engines
• De Anza College: http://scholarships.fhda.edu
• FinAid on the Web: www.finaid.org
• College Board: www.collegeboard.com
• FastWeb: www.fastweb.com
Student Support Services for Black Students
DE ANZA COLLEGE
Student Success & Retention Services (SSRS)
• Summer Bridge
• First Year Experience
• Sankofa Scholars
SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
Office for Multicultural Learning
FOOTHILL COLLEGE
EVERGREEN VALLEY COLLEGE
• Mfumo Program
• Pass the Torch
AFFIRM (Academic Force for Inspiration
Retention & Matriculation)
WEST VALLEY COLLEGE
SAN JOSE CITY COLLEGE
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. (Students Utilizing Cross Cultural
Educational Support & Services)
Umoja Program
Contact Information
Randy Claros • Counselor/Instructor
[email protected]
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