Scholarship/ Financial Aid


Financial Aid Information and LinksTop of Page

2015 TPHS Financial Aid Workshop Presentation 

 

NAVIANCE is where all of our scholarships are listed, please read the following information and then check the NAVIANCE website. Once you find a community college, university, vocational school, or any other type of higher education, you have to find a way to pay for it. While you're looking for scholarships and other forms of "the kindness of strangers," it is important to exhaust all of the other available resources. Below you will find some links that provide valuable tips about financing your future...

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)Top of Page

The first logical step to take, if you are entering your senior year, is to fill out a form known as the "FAFSA." This form, once you fill it out completely and send it off, gives the government finance folks a chance to review your needs and to offer you some options regarding your eligibility for different types of aid. Click on the following links to get started...

If you follow all the steps related to the FAFSA, you will receive a worksheet from them that indicates what type of aid for which you qualify. The most common categories include grants, loans, and possibly scholarships. Grants are often the most beneficial, for they don't have to be paid back. They are available to students who fit a certain profile that includes a good GPA, financial need, residency parameters, and acceptance to a qualifying school in California. For more information, try this link:

For other general information regarding federal aid, review these sites:

Need help understanding financial aid? Contact the California Higher Education Answer Center. It is a free, not-for-profit service established to help students and families seeking information about financial aid make informed decisions about paying for college. When you call and speak with a Financial Aid Specialist, you will get fast and informed answers to your questions.

Call: 866.772.4352 - www.chelastudentloans.org/helpcal

Scholarships.comTop of Page

Since 1998, Scholarships.com has assisted millions of students from high school all the way through graduate school in their efforts to find money for college. They have created an Educator's Resource Center, where you can find downloadable and printable fact sheets on choosing colleges, scholarships and other financial aid at www.scholarships.com/educators.