Paying for your education

  1. How will I pay for my education?

  2. What is financial aid?

  3. What kinds of financial aid are there?

  4. Where does financial aid come from?

  5. Federal Student Aid

    1. What kinds of federal student aid might be available to me?

    2. Will my criminal history affect my ability to get federal student aid?

    3. Can I get federal student aid while I’m incarcerated?

    4. Am I eligible for federal grants while I’m incarcerated?

    5. Am I eligible for federal student loans while I am incarcerated?

    6. Am I eligible for Federal Work-Study (FWS) while I am incarcerated?

    7. Can I get federal student aid while I am on parole or probation?

    8. How do I apply for federal student aid?

    9. What information will I need to fill out the FAFSA?

    10. When should I apply for federal financial aid?

    11. I already have student loans, can my student loans be deferred while I am incarcerated?

    12. I was receiving federal financial aid when I was incarcerated, my loans went into default. What can I do?

  6. California State Student Aid

    1. What kinds of state-based student aid might be available to me?

    2. Cal Grants

    3. Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (BOGFW): Free Enrollment for low-income students to california community colleges

  7. School-Based Financial Aid

    1. What kinds of school-based aid might be available to me?

    2. Will my criminal history disqualify me from school-based aid?

  8. Scholarships

    1. What kinds of scholarships might be available to me?

    2. How do I find and apply for scholarships?

    3. Will my criminal history disqualify me from scholarships?