Excellent resources exist at the CashForCollege website, especially their Resources page, which gives you Powerpoints on how to fill out FAFSA applications and where to attend workshops to receive more personal assistance. The most important date you'll need to remember is January 1st, which is the first day you will be able to submit your FAFSA. It is IMPERATIVE that you do this as soon as possible, as it is essentially saving a spot for yourself in-line. The actual deadline for California priority filing is March 2nd, but with a limited amount of money available, you want to be as close to 1st in line as possible.
In addition, it is recommended that you begin a Fastweb.com account. You can personalize your scholarship search by creating a profile to match your needs.
Ms. Sugimoto's Evernote Collection
Click the following 2011-2012 EVERNOTE link to see a collection of scholarship sites from last year. They are listed from oldest (top) to most current (bottom). Many of them rollover, so check the site or Google Search them directly to see if there is money available for you this year!
2012-13 FAFSA On-The-Web Presentation [.ppt]
2012-13 FAFSA On-The-Web Presentation [.pdf]
2012-13 FAFSA On-The-Web Presentation Espanol [.ppt]
2012-13 FAFSA On-The-Web Presentation Espanol [.pdf]
2011 Convention Financial Aid Presentation for Students [.ppt]
2011 Convention Financial Aid Presentation for Students [.pdf]
2011 Convention Financial Aid Presentation for Parents [.ppt]
2011 Convention Financial Aid Presentation for Parents [.pdf]
2011 Convention FA Presentation for Parents Espanol [.ppt]
2011 Convention FA Presentation for Parents Espanol [.pdf]
FastWeb’s “Step-by-Step On-the-Web” FAFSA Instructions
NASFAA Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Student Aid
NASFAA Federal Higher Education Tax Benefits for 2010
Community College 101 PowerPoint Presentation