College Financial Aid

Financial aid is money available to assist students with the costs of attending college. Financial aid comes from the federal government, state government, the College, and from private sources in the form of scholarships. Grants and scholarships are assistance you don't have to pay back. Federal Work-Study allows you to work and earn money to help pay for school. Loans are borrowed money that you must repay with interest.

Students have to apply for financial aid each year they are pursuing higher education. The following links provide information and resources for accessing financial aid. Students and families are also encouraged to speak with the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at the specific college, university, or CTE program they are interested in. 

Financial Aid Overview (Video)

FAFSA Application

Current Scholarship Opportunities

California Student Aid Commission

Chico Community Scholarship Association

North Valley Community Foundation Scholarships

Going Merry Scholarship Search