Scholarships/Financial Aid

Scholarships
Financial Aid
AB 540, Dream Act, and DACA


Scholarships

Scholarships are a great way to help fund your college education. Whether you are pursuing a degree, certificate, or are looking to transfer there are scholarships out there for you – you just need to apply. There are literally thousands of scholarships; the list of websites below can help you search for them. And the great thing about scholarships is they don’t need to be repaid! They are free money for you to use to pay for school.

If you visit the Transfer and Career Center, you can browse through our scholarship binders which hold information on many different scholarships a community college student may be eligible for. You can also get assistance with filling out scholarship applications.

UC and CSU Scholarships:

Middle Class Scholarship provides undergraduate students with family incomes up to $150,000 a scholarship to attend University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campuses.

UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan makes it so that you will not have to pay UC’s systemwide tuition and fees if you are a California resident whose total family income is less than $80,000 a year and you qualify for financial aid.

To qualify for either of these scholarship, file your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application by the priority filing deadline of March 2nd.

General Scholarship Search Websites:

Transfer and Career Center favorites:

Peterson's Undergraduate School Scholarship Search

Peterson's Graduate School Scholarship Search

CaliforniaColleges.edu - Financial Aid planning and scholarship search

MyCollegeOptions

BigFuture

Paying for College Student Resource Guide

Other Helpful Websites:

cappex.com

Niche Scholarships

Career One Stop

ScholarshipExperts.com

www.scholarships.com

www.supercollege.com

www.collegetoolkit.com

www.free-4u.com Health Field Scholarships

www.findingmoneyforcollege.com

www.Collegenet.com

Student Advisor Scholarships

fastweb.com

www.studentscholarshipsearch.com

Information, Tips & Tricks, and Resources:

Scholarship Search Secrets, Sixth Edition

Education Corner

Minority Based Scholarships:

Scholarships for Students without Social Security Numbers For Bay Area Immigrant Students.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute 

Latinocollegedollars.org

Maldef.org

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Inst.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

www.latina-leadership-network.org

Chicana/Latina Foundation

UNCF - United Negro College Fund

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Asian Pacific Fund

American Indian College Fund

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

International and Study Abroad Scholarships:

International Scholarships

International College Scholarship Search

Diversity Abroad

Institute of International Education

Other Resources:

College of Marin Scholarships

Many scholarships are available for College of Marin students - incoming, continuing, and transfer.

10000degrees.org
Non-profit organization that provides preparation and resources for low income students to get to and through college. They offer scholarships, financial aid workshops, a resource library of scholarship/college information, and more.

Military.com Scholarship Finder
A scholarship search site for those in the military and their families.

University of California Scholarships
Planning to transfer to a UC school? Each school offers individual scholarships. Check them all out.

CSU Scholarship Programs
Get an idea of what kinds of scholarships different CSU schools offer. Don't forget to visit the website of the CSU campus you want to attend, too!

Transfer Student Scholarship
By the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, community college students with a 3.5 GPA, demonstrated financial need, and are transfer bound are eligible to earn a scholarship worth $30,000 a year.


Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, andwork-study every year to more than 15 million students. A student may apply for Federal Student Aid at any time by completing the FAFSA application, but transfer students should take care to apply by the March 2nd deadline every year for priority funding. Use the following links to get more information or to begin the application.

fafsa.ed.gov
US Department of Education Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

California Dream Act Application

Financial Aid for qualified undocumented students

College of Marin Financial Aid Office
Information on federal and state financial aid along with a scholarship listing.

Federal Student Aid
Research all the different types of aid offered by the federal government.

California Student Aid Commission
Financial Aid information including Cal Grants, California Dream Act, UC and CSU grants, and more.

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) 
The U.S. Department of Education's (ED's) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.

WebGrants4Students.org
WGS will allow you to manage your Cal Grant and/or Chafee account(s) online by letting you view updates, make school changes, make address changes, make corrections, and post leave of absence requests.

Net Price Calculators
Many students do not pay the advertised tuition and fees cost for their education. Use the net price calculators to get a good estimate of how much you will pay for your education.

icanaffordcollege.com
California Community College website with financial aid information.

Loan Repayment Calculator 
Find out how much your student loan will cost you over the years.


AB 540, Dream Act, and DACA

College of Marin: California Dream Act information (PDF)

Fears about confidentiality and privacy

How to Support College-Bound Undocumented Students: Advice for Parents (PDF)

Life After College: A Guide for Undocumented Students (PDF)

University of California: Frequently Asked Questions from Undocumented Students (PDF)

Information on DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Educators for Fair Consideration

GRADD - Graduates Reaching a Dream Deferred

University of California resources for undocumented students

UC Berkeley AB 540 Information

UC Davis AB 540 Information

San Francisco State University AB 540 Information

AB540.com


Financial Aid Resources for AB 540 Students (English)

California Dream Act Application

DREAMer's Roadmap - A scholarship search app for undocumented students

UC DREAM Loan Program

Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented Students (PDF)

Scholarships That Don’t Require Citizenship (PDF)

New American Scholars Program

10,000 Degrees – Information for Undocumented Students

Quest Bridge - Scholarships

MALDEF - Scholarships


Financial Aid Resources for AB 540 Students (Spanish)

¿Cómo Apoyar a Los Estudiantes Indocumentados en su Camino a La Universidad?: Consejos para Los Padres

Ayuda Financiera del Estudiante

Guía de Asistencia Financiera para la Universidad y Colegios Comunitarios para: Estudiantes Inmigrantes Indocumentados AB 540 (PDF)