Financial Aid

Financial aid may come from sources such as the government (state and federal), the college you attend, and private organizations. Monies may be in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study, or loans. Financial aid is meant for use at 2 and 4 year colleges, trade or career schools, and graduate school. Accessing financial aid often requires applications submitted by deadline. Students and families are asked to participate in workshops and presentations that are offered, and check Naviance emails regularly. Please see the College and Career Center tab for events available for students and families in coming months. 

 Financial Aid Handbook Handbook 2018

Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA | Create your FSA ID
Complete the FAFSA by the March 2nd deadline in order to qualify for all Federal and State scholarships, grants and loans.

The California Dream Act The California Dream Act Information & Application   AB 540 is a California law that allows students, including *undocumented students, who have attended a high school in California for at least three years and graduated or attained the equivalent of a high school diploma, to pay in-state tuition to attend California public colleges or universities.

Seniors/families should attend a local Cash for College Workshop to receive assistance on the FAFSA or Dream Act applications: Find a Cash for College Workshop

U. S. Department of Education
Information and links about financial aid, Federal Financial Aid Programs, Student Guide to Funding Your Education.

The FinAid: The Smart Student's Guide
Contains scholarship search advice, loan information, calculators for estimating family contribution (EFC), tips on completing the FAFSA and many useful links.

California Student Aid Commission
Contains information about applying for financial aid to California colleges. It gives parents information about forms, publications, deadlines, and ways to contact the state for further information to answer questions.

Scholarship Resources

Fast Web 

Big Future Scholarship Search

Unusual Scholarships! 


Resources for Undocumented Students

Educators for Fair Consideration this site publishes an annual scholarship manual

United We Dream

The Dream USA Scholarship 


*Students and families should be aware of scholarship or financial aid scam sites. Please do not use sites that require payment. If unsure, please contact the CCC or a School Counselor.



Non-Discrimination/Title IX

The Santa Rosa City School district prohibits, at any district school or school activity, discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality/national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification/ethnicity, age, religion, marital status/ pregnancy/ parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, medical information or association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This shall apply when applicable, to interns, volunteers, and job applicants.  For questions or complaints, please contact District Equity and Title IX Compliance Officer: (For Students Grades K-6) Anna-Maria Guzman, Assistant Superintendent Teaching & Learning, 707-890-3800 X80302; (For Students Grades 7-12) Patty Turner, Director SAFE, 707-890-3800 X80418; (For Employees) Stacy Spector, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources, 707-890-3800 X80602; 211 Ridgway Ave., Santa Rosa,  CA  95401

Williams Act Compliance