Scholarships and Financial Aid
Check out the GUSD Scholarship information page at https://www.gusd.net/scholarships
Check the CVHS Scholarship page at https://www.gusd.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=16143
California enacted legislation (Assembly Bill 469) requiring
Districts to confirm that all high school seniors have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act Application (CADAA) to increase access to financial aid and expand access to thousands of students who may have otherwise not been aware of this opportunity. We strongly believe it is crucial to inform students and families about the importance of filling out the FAFSA or CADAA as soon as possible but no later than the CA State deadline of March 2.
FAFSA link: https://www.csac.ca.gov/students or www.fafsa.gov
CADAA link: https://dream.csac.ca.gov/landing
Students applying to private schools should check the scholarship and financial aid requirements to see if they need to complete the CSS Profile in addition to the FAFSA.
CSS Profile link: https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/
ALL students should also check the weekly e-bulletin, Fastweb (https://www.fastweb.com/), or other scholarship sites for scholarship opportunities and apply when appropriate.
Check out the CVHS Daily Bulletin for current scholarship opportunities. Information is posted as received. Watch deadlines for applications. The CVHS Community based scholarship application is available in January.
The annual Financial Aid Night was held Thursday, September 29th, 2022 from 6-7 p.m. at CVHS.
- Student and Parents submit FAFSA online between 10/01/22 – 03/02/23
- CV uploads your Cal Grant GPA for you to the California Student Aid Commission: www.csac.ca.gov
- Colleges match your FAFSA to your CalGrant offers and other scholarship or aid for your financial package
College Scorecard estimated college cost: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/
College Board Opportunity Scholarships link
The CSS Profile is an online application that collects information used by nearly 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award non-federal aid. Check your desired college financial aid page to see if you need to complete the CSS Profile in addition to the FAFSA.
Free Scholarship search: www.fastweb.com
Other sites to explore: