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Financial Aid for College
Applying for financial aid starts in October of your senior year by filling out the FAFSA OR the CA Dream Act!

Join your SMHS Counselors as they teach you all about what college costs and how to pay for it in the Paying For College video series.

Video 1: What Does College Cost?
Learn about the cost of attendance, including direct and indirect costs, and creating options for yourself.



Video 2: What are the Four Types of Financial Aid?
Learn about scholarships, grants, work study and loans and some of the most common grants and scholarships earned by students.



Video 3: What does Every Senior do to Get Financial Aid?
Learn how to apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA or California Dream Act application in October of your senior year.



Video 4: How Do I Apply for Scholarships?
Learn how to research and apply for scholarships to earn free money for college.

Resources

Federal Student Aid

FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Opens Oct. 1st
Priority Deadline Mar. 1st

California Dream Act

Financial aid application for AB 540, DACA, and eligible undocumented students
Opens Oct. 1st
Priority Deadline Mar. 1st 

California Student Aid Commission


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