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Financial Aid FAQs for Parents

Q1: What types of scholarships are typically given, and how can I find them?

Q2: What are California financial aid eligibility requirements?

Q3: What are some of the typical financial aid application due dates?

Q4: What are the typical ranges of awarded amounts given to students interested in going to college?

Q5: Who do I contact for additional information or to get applications?




Q1: What types of scholarships are typically given, and how can I find them?

Did you know that millions of scholarship dollars go unclaimed each year? It's not that students don't qualify for the scholarships, they are often times just not applying for them. So don't delay. It is never too early to start a scholarship search. Have you noticed any special talents or skills that your middle school student displays? Do you belong to a community or religious organization like a church? Find out how your child's talents, affiliations, and more can bring in "free" money for college...
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Q2: What are California financial aid eligibility requirements?

Before you consider applying for financial aid, consider all of the eligibility requirements.
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Q3: What are some of the typical financial aid application due dates?

Realistically, as middle school parents, you will not be applying for financial aid for several more years; however, it is never too early to begin saving for your child's education and to become familiar with the financial aid process, including the various times of the year when applications are due.
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Q4: What are the typical ranges of awarded amounts given to students interested in going to college?

Money to pay for college can come from a variety of different sources. The amount and type of financial aid a family can receive varies from household to household. To help answer some of your questions about paying for college, you may want to review the following information...
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Q5: Who do I contact for additional information or to get applications?

California makes it very easy to get financial aid information. More information is literally a phone call away.
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