• WHAT IS FINANCIAL AID?

    Financial assistance given to a student to help with college costs.

    WHO GETS FINANCIAL AID?

    M​​​​​​ost financial aid is based on "financial need," which is determined through two factors:  the cost of college attendance and the amount of money the student and his/her family are expected to contribute.

    HOW IS FINANCIAL AID GIVEN?

    Scholarships and grants, which do not have to be repaid.

    Self-help aid comes in the form of loans, which do have to be repaid, and/or college work study programs, in which the student works to help pay the cost of college.​​​​​​

    HOW DO YOU FILE FOR FINANCIAL AID​​?

    Forms are available at www.fafsa.ed.gov

    The optimal window for filing forms in California is January 2 to March 2 of your senior year.  You will be completing the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" -- FAFSA for short.

    Be sure to see your SHS counselor for financial aid forms or for any additional questions.​​​​​