The Department of Education government-wide web portal makes it easy for students to find any kind of federal service or information they
need. The U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies provide "one-stop-shopping"
giving students access to information about financial aid, career development, education
planning, consumer protection, and a wide variety of other topics.
Federal Student Aid Web Portal
- Federal Student Aid Web Portal
- The Department of Education government-wide web portal makes it easy for students
to find any kind of federal service or information they need. The U.S. Department
of Education and other federal agencies provide "one-stop-shopping" giving students
access to information about financial aid, career development, education planning,
consumer protection, and a wide variety of other topics.
ASSIST Transfer Site
- Assist Transfer Site
- ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits
earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred
to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public
colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information
about student transfer in California.
NASFAA's Parent and Student Financial Aid Resource Center
- NASFAA's Parent and Student Financial Aid Resource Center
- The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) provides
professional development for financial aid administrators; advocates for public policies
that increase student access and success; serves as a forum on student financial aid
issues, and is committed to diversity throughout all activities.
Mark Kantrowitz's Comprehensive Financial Aid Information Page
FAFSA on the Web
- FAFSA on the Web
- Financial aid from the federal government to help you pay for education expenses at
an eligible college or career school. Grants, loans and work-study are types of federal
Department of Education information on Financial Aid
Department of Education - Think About College
- Department of Education - Think About College
- It’s never too early—or too late—to explore your options for college or career school.
This page will walk through some key steps in preparing for college and provide resources
that can help you along the way.
The Student Guide to Federal Financial Assistance Programs (Department of Education)
California Student Aid Commission
I Can Afford College
- I Can Afford College
- Sponsored by the California Community Colleges, this site contains additional information
on financial aid programs and events being offered throughout the state.
College Board Online Financial Aid Services
Peterson's Education Center
- Peterson's Education Center
- Peterson's provides information about the schools you're considering attending, tips
and strategies for test prep, help with preparing your student loans, researching
universities, and information on what college life is like.
HOPE Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
- HOPE Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit
- The American Opportunity Tax Credit, formerly the Hope credit, and the lifetime learning
credit are both tax credits that you can claim on your federal tax return. The goal
is to help defray the cost of education by reducing your income tax obligation, and
if you do not qualify for either credit (as discussed below) you can opt for the tuition
and fees deduction, which applies to higher education only and can subtract as much
as $4,000 from your taxable income.
- Selective Service
- Selective Service would provide manpower to the military by conducting a draft using
a list of young men's names gathered through the Selective Service registration process.
Virtually all men - ages 18 through 25 - must register as a federal financial aid
Department of Education
- Department of Education
- Information about any previous federal financial aid you may have received and your
status regarding default or overpayments
Grossmont College EOPS/CARE Program
- Grossmont College EOPS/CARE Program
- EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) is a California State funded program
established to recruit, enroll and retain students. EOPS is designed to assist students
who are identified as economically and educationally disadvantaged. Eligible students
are provided with a wide range of support services to foster success at Grossmont
- CARE (Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education) is a California State funded program
designed to recruit and assist single parent recipients of CalWORKs. CARE provides
support services and/or grant funds to assist single parents with the development
of potential ability through academic support and financial assistance.