*University of California - interested in the UC system (schools like UCLA or UC Berkeley)?? Check out the websites for the schools, look at the UC application (due in November every year) and what they require of their applicants. Begin an application here. If you’d like more help with your application, the HHS counselors hold workshops every year - talk with your counselor or ask Ms. Kondo about the dates for these!
P.S. Ms. Kondo thinks
UC Berkeley (and UCLA) are the BEST schools out there!! Go Bears!

*California State University - the Cal States offer excellent programs (like Cal State Long Beach or nearby Cal State Dominguez Hills)! These applications are also due in the late fall every year, look at the website for information on the schools and what you need to apply!

*Private Schools - like USC, Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Stanford, and CalTech, this website offers information on the many excellent private schools. Many of these schools offer significant financial aid, especially to students on free/reduced lunch, and if you are a decent student, can help you pay for education at their school. Take a look!

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid is due every year at the beginning of March! If you have ANY interest in going to college (whether it’s community college or a 4-year university), you should fill out this application. You literally cannot get any aid from the government (the best kind of college aid, including some FREE money through Cal Grants) without filling out this application! The counselors hold workshops for this every year as well.

*My College Calendar - MyCollegeCalendar is a free college preparation and admissions service using an interactive calendar and task management system designed to guide you through the often complex and confusing college admission process.

FastWeb.com - free search for scholarships, you can configure it based upon your qualifications. This is not just for seniors, open to students as young as freshmen!

MeritAid.com - $11 billion in merit and scholarships; A free resource that helps students find merit aid scholarships from colleges before they apply