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Financial Aid

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education has more than $168 billion waiting to be snapped up by students?  This federal student aid is awarded in the form of grants, low-interest loans, and work-study funds.  Don't miss out!  Make sure you take advantage of this by applying for scholarships and filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

One application is needed for both federal and state grants, loans and work study. 


Alhambra High School ETS/CEEB Code: 050050



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California Dream Act

The California Dream Act allows certain students who meet the requirements to apply for and receive state financial aid at California public and private colleges and private scholarships administered by California public colleges.


For more information, visit the CA Dream Act website.

Wondering if you're a CA Dreamer?  Click here!


Helpful Links:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):


California Dream Act Application:


Not sure whether to use FAFSA or Dream Act?

Go to:


Are you a Foster Youth?  If yes, you can apply for the California Chafee Grant.

California State Aid Commission


After submitting the FAFSA or CADDA, create an account with Webgrant4students to check status

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Grants are typically awarded on the basis of need and generally do not have to be repaid. There are two types of grants:


  • Federal  Grants

  • California Grants

Federal Work Study

Work Study allows student to find part time job on campus that paid by the federal government as one form of financial aid.


Loans consist of money that the student borrows to help pay for college, and must be repaid (plus interest). There are two types of student loan programs:


  • Subsidized loans are based on financial need and are available only to undergraduate students. The federal government pays the interest on subsidized loans while the borrower is in college and during deferment.

  • Unsubsidized loans are based on the student's education costs and other aid received. The borrower (student) must pay all accrued interest on unsubsidized loans.

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