Additional Financial Resources
California Earned Income Tax Credit - is a cash back tax credit that puts money back into the pockets of California's working families and individuals, available for the first time this tax season. The CalEITC could boost income for an estimated 600,000 eligible families.
The Federal Student Aid Gateway - the source of free information, guidance and tools for federal student assistance - from the U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid. This is an easy to navigate site with a lots of financial information.
FastWeb is the premier online resource when it comes to finding national, state and local scholarships. They have scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult. FastWeb has been around for over 15 years and have earned a reputation as a leading scholarship search provider.
Edfund, a loan guarantor, provides excellent information on student loans, money management and the process of applying.
Students seeking scholarships should be cautious of scams. Never pay someone for applying for a scholarship. Never release personal information unless you are sure who is receiving the information and that it will be secure. Any internet search engine can provide several options for scholarship searches. Additionally, there are several books in the library that may benefit you in search of scholarships. Scholarship criteria are defined by the donors and varies from one scholarship to another.
American River College Foundation Scholarships. Early each spring semester, the ARC Foundation, through generous contributions from donors, offer more than 170 scholarships, totaling approximately $150,000 for students attending American River College. Students with a minimum of 6 units from ARC may apply online (from the first of January through the end of February) by using the Los Rios Online Scholarship Application. You may also contact the Foundation Office at (916) 484-8174 for more information.
The California Student Aid Commission provides information on the following list of programs and more. Program names followed by asterisk (*) are available for California residents only. www.csac.ca.gov
- Cal Grant A * - for students planning to go to a 4-year university
- Cal Grant B * - for students pursuing an academic program of study
- Cal Grant C * - for students pursuing a vocational education
- California Chafee Grant Program - for eligible foster youth and former foster youth
- Assumption Program of Loans for Education APLE - for teachers who have federal student loans
- Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program * - for high school seniors
- State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans for Education (SNAPLE) - for nursing students
- Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program (LEPD) * - for eligible LEPD undergraduates