Financial Aid & Scholarships

Pacific View Charter School Parent Advisory Committee Scholarship

The PVCS Parent Advisory Committee awards scholarships to graduating seniors who demonstrates pride in his/her personal and academic accomplishments, has devoted service to the community, and who desires to enhance his/her future.
If you would like to donate to this Scholarship Fund, please contact kmeck@pacificview.org.

Academic Scholarships

Information and online resources for student scholarships.

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

College Board has launched a scholarship program worth over $5 million in scholarships

https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/

Local Scholarships

Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, graduates, medical and professional school students and adult re-entry students who are attending community colleges, four-year universities, career/technical schools, teaching credential programs and graduate, medical or professional schools in the United States.

https://www.sdfoundation.org

College Greenlight

We connect first generation and underrepresented students to caring colleges, generous scholarships, and life-changing counselors and mentors.

https://www.collegegreenlight.com/

Federal Financial Aid

Federal financial aid can come in the form of grants, federal work-study jobs, and/or student loans.
FAFSA Overview Video

Complete Only 1 of the Following

Application Window October 1st through March 2nd (priority deadline)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Complete if: US citizen OR eligible non- citizen
FAFSA Eligibility Criteria

studentaid.gov
  • Step 1:

    Gather tax/income documentation for parent(s) (Tax Documents, Birthdates, Social Security Numbers, Assets, etc.).

  • Step 2:

    Obtain an FSA ID for the student and for a parent (only if the parent is a U.S. citizen or legal resident).

  • Step 3:

    Submit FAFSA Form

Always select the application for the school year that you will be in college. For example: Class of 2018 should select FAFSA 2018-2019 and it will be good for Fall of 2018, Spring of  2019, Summer of 2019. Five Things TO DO After Filing the FAFSA

Student Support:

1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
Student Aid Help

 

California Dream Act Application (CADAA)

Complete if: non-eligible citizen OR meet AB540
CADAA Eligibility Criteria

dream.csac.ca.gov
  • Step 1:

    Gather tax/income documentation for parent(s) (Tax Documents, Birthdates, Social Security Numbers, Assets, etc.).

  • Step 2:

    Submit  CADAA Form

  • Step 3:

    Login to Your Dream Act Application & Request a Parent PIN to submit Parent Signature.

After you have submitted the CADAA you will need to log back in and select the Request Parent Signature link. Your CADAA application will be sent to the College(s) you listed and you will want to follow up with the financial aid office at the college you plan to attend–check your college student portal TO DO list.

Student Support:

Dream Act Help
non-US citizen Federal Aid Help

Other Financial Aid Programs

State and Federal resources and information about financial aid.

California Promise Grant and California Promise at Community Colleges

Intended to help make college affordable to all students, support the goals in the Vision for Success, strengthen Guided Pathways and encourage innovation. Many community colleges are using it to offer FREE first year of college!

home.cccapply.org

CalVet College Fee Waiver

The Dependents of Veterans can receive waivers for tuition and fees at any California College or University.

calvet.ca.gov

College Financial Aid - CSS Profile

CSS Profile provides over $9 billion to undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

cssprofile.collegeboard.org
Tip Sheet for Undocumented Students

Cal Grant GPA Verification

Cal Grant Awards are free money provided by the State of California to help pay for the cost of college.

Pacific View Charter School now submits all senior GPA’s online for the Cal Grant to the California Student Aid Commission. Your student does not have to worry about submitting a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form since we will electronically submit their GPAs.

Your student’s Cal Grant GPA will be matched to several data points on the FAFSA Application such as name, date of birth, school code, and address. It is very important that the way your information is listed on the FAFSA matches our school records, such as full legal name, home address etc. If it doesn’t match it is the student’s responsibility to contact CSAC to get the information fixed.

We encourage you and your student to visit the CSAC website at www.webgrants4students.org to create an account that allows you to check the status of your Cal Grant GPA submission.

The FAFSA and Cal Grant deadline is Wednesday, March 2nd. If you have any questions pertaining to Cal Grants please contact the California Student Aid Commission directly. Their number is 1-888-224-7268 and their office hours are 8:00 am to 4:45 pm.