It's never too early to become involved in activities and programs that will lead you to a successful post-high school experience. Think about school related clubs, student council, volunteering, internships and work-study programs. These extra curricular activities are terrific ways to learn new things, gather information and expand your thinking. Plus:
Preparing to choose a college is exciting and can be a lot of work, but it can also be a lot of fun! Here are some suggestions to help make it less overwhelming.
www.dor.ca.gov – Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) – may be able to pay for post-secondary education related to an employment goal. However, even if such financial support is approved, you will need to apply for federal financial aid grants (not loans) in order for DOR to pay for you to attend college.
www.cccco.edu – Board of Governors (BOG) – sets guidelines for colleges. If eligible, the BOG waives some community colleges fees.
www.fafsa.ed.gov – info on obtaining financial aid for post-secondary education
www.csac.ca.gov – info on financial aid for college and career training
www.fastweb.com – largest database for scholarships, plus financial aid and tips on student life
www.collegeboard.org – online search site for scholarships, internships, grants and loans.
incighteducation.org/scholarships.php – scholarship fund
www.scholarships4students.com/special_scholarships.htm - scholarships for students with disabilities
DisabilityInfo.gov: – financial aid and scholarships.