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Financial Aid

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The thought of paying for college can be a bit overwhelming, but don't get

discouraged so quickly! There are many sources of financial aid available

to help you on your college journey.

 

Do the FAFSA, the earlier the better

California Student Aid Commission

Apply for Scholarships

   No application fee

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FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Learn what the FAFSA is and how to fill it out.

Undocumented students apply to the CA Dream Act instead.

 

Cal Grant

After applying for federal student aid (FAFSA), see what kind of aid the state of California is willing to offer.

 

Scholarships

There are billions of dollars in scholarships given away each year. On average, we get 1.5 to 2 million dollars awarded to students at ECHS alone! But in order to win, you have to apply...

 

Fee Waivers

Even applying to college can be expensive. Check here for fee waivers for college applications, SAT and ACT entrance exams.

 

 

Western Undergraduate Exchange

With WUE, out-of-state students pay no more than 150% of in-state tuition at participating schools, compared with nonresident rates that can exceed 300% of in-state rates.

 

 

Understanding Financial Aid Awards

Figure out what your financial aid award means and how to compare your award packages from different colleges.