FAFSA, Financial Aid & Scholarships
Additional Scholarship Resources
At Central Valley High School, we don't simply want to provide you with EVERY scholarship site out there. The following are wonderful resources for our families and are well-established in their industry. Please remember...NEVER PAY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH. You shouldn't have to pay to try to get free money.
FAFSA & Financial Aid Information
Students and parents can submit their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as January 1. Before starting, we recommend you familiarize yourself with the process. Go to http://studentaid.ed.gov/ for information on the following topics:
- Prepare For College
- Types of Aid
- Who Gets Aid
- FAFSA Apply for Aid
- Repay for Loans
- Videos: http://www.youtube.com/federalstudentaid
- Infographics: www.visual.ly/users/FederalStudentAid
- Twitter: www.Twitter.com/FAFSA
- Facebook: www.Facebook.com/FederalStudentAid
- Blog: www.ed.gov blog
To fill out the your FAFSA: go to www.fafsa.ed.gov.
State deadlines are normally much earlier than Federal deadlines. To find your state's deadline, select deadlines. Usually submitting by February 1 allows for the maximum benefit of available funding.
Understand the FAFSA: Five Videos to Help
The College Success Foundation understands that the FAFSA is a crucial step for students, so we worked with our school-based staff to create five short videos for students to provide FAFSA filing tips. CSF has teamed up with CollegeMapper.com (a free website that gives students a personalized plan for college admissions) to produce these videos. In order to kick off the start of FAFSA’s priority completion month, we’ll be sending a link this week to each video. To see the first of these videos explaining FAFSA and why it is so important for students to file, please click here for English and here for Spanish. You can share these videos with your students and families too!