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Welcome to the College and Career Center!!!!

I am here to help you gain information on colleges as well as offer career guidance! Stop by or Email me at to schedule an appointment.

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for updates and scholarship opportunities.


Important Financial Aid Information

  • Students planning on graduating this year should apply for the FAFSA

          (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

1. Both student and one parent need to set up a FAFSA ID prior to applying for the FAFSA. FAFSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature.

Follow the link below: 

Enter your information, provide your email address, a unique username, and password. Verify your information with the number sent to your email.

Make sure to keep the username and password in a safe place, for it is difficult to recover.

 2. FAFSA Applications are accepted on OCT 1st 2018. The earlier your student applies the better.

Follow the link below:

 3. At the end of the FAFSA look for a “State” blue button to start your Cal Grant.

Create a Cal Grant Account.



  • Students with no Social Security Number or work issued Socials will file the Dream Application to get Grants and Cal Grant money.

    Follow the link below:


  • In addition, make sure to check out the community college of your choosing’s individual PROMISE Program (different from the California College Promise Grant) online for information around the same time you apply for FAFSA. Next year’s application deadlines should post around the same time as the FAFSA application process starts. This is an excellent program which offers things such as free enrollment for the first year, text book assistance, priority enrollment, etc.


    For example:  Palomar Promise


    One Week After Completing The FAFSA:
    Create a Webgrants for Students Account