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Chapter 1 - Get ReadyChapter 2 - Get SuccessfulChapter 3 - Get MoneyChapter 4 - Get GoalsChapter 5 - Get ClassesChapter 6 - Get Good GradesChapter 7 - Get ConnectedFrequently Asked QuestionsOrientation Quiz

Chapter 3 - Get Money

  • Attending college is an investment in your future.
  • Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
  1. How much is this going to cost?
    • Tuition is based on how many credits/units you take each semester, and whether youíre a resident of California or an out-of- state student.
    • In addition to tuition and other fees, you will be responsible for purchasing all textbooks and material and lab fees.
  2. How can I get help to pay for it?

    Federal Financial Aid Other ways to pay for college
    To apply for all the aid listed below, you must first complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    • Grant (financial aid that you donít have to pay back)
    • Loans (borrowed money that you must repay with interest)
      • many available, based on a variety of conditions.
      • information available in the financial aid office, libraries, and online through FAFSA.
    • Federal Work Study (lets you work on campus to earn money to help pay for School)
    • Free scholarship search services
    • Veteranís Benefits.
    • Personal Savings.
    • Employer reimbursement.
    • Part-time, full-time or summer jobs.
  3. Donít lose your money

    Students must maintain satisfactory Academic Progress (minimum 2.0 grade point average and completion of at least 75% of units attempted in any given semester) in order to receive and maintain financial aid. Federal financial aid guidelines can and do change. It is a studentsí responsibility to keep current on these changes.
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