Financial Aid & Scholarships

FINANCIAL AID

There are 4 different types of financial aid: Grants; Scholarships; Loans; and Work Study


GENERAL FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Apply starting October 1st of senior year! Deadline: March 2nd

Federal Student Aid Estimator Gives students an early glimpse of the approximate amount of federal aid they will receive

U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard Search and compare/contrast colleges based upon cost, fields of study, admissions and more

Cash for College Virtual Workshops Learn about financial aid options and receive assistance to complete and submit your FAFSA or Dream Act Application at a free Cash for College workshop

PHHS Fall 2021 Financial Aid Night Presentations: English

Vietnamese

Spanish


PHHS Cash for College workshop When: November 30, 2021

Time: Two sessions to choose from (4-5:30 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m.)

Virtual: Click here to pre-register

Statewide Cash for College Workshops https://cash4college.csac.ca.gov/


Grants

Financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid; usually based on financial need. Grants are typically issued by federal or state organizations


GRANT RESOURCES


Federal grants


California State Grants


Scholarships

Money for college you don’t have to repay; awarded based on grades, test scores, major, heritage or other criteria


SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

Scholarship presentation Naviance (via your ecarms account) Going Merry

Fastweb College Board Big Future Scholarships.com

Chegg Scholarships Silicon Valley Community Foundation Bay Area Community Foundation

Loans

A loan is money you borrow (usually for a specific purpose) and need to pay back, with interest (a fee for borrowing it). Student loans may be issued by the federal government or banks.


LOAN RESOURCES


Federal student loan programs


Work Study

Work-study is a program where the federal government “guarantees” you a certain amount of money, as long as you work for it over the school year. Most work-study jobs are on-campus.


WORK STUDY RESOURCES


Federal Work-Study

California Student Aid Commission

Scholarships


General Scholarship Resources

Local Scholarship Resources

  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarships Silicon Valley Community Foundation administers a variety of scholarship programs that grant up to $40,000 to high school, community college and university students. The majority of these scholarships are designated for current or former residents of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Applications accepted starting January 7th, 2019. The deadline for many of these scholarships is in February 2019.

Loans