Step 1: Click on “Start your search.”
Step 2: Answer the questions with the options provided and fill out as much information as possible. Make sure you enter a major. You can enter multiple options. You must enter a major to continue.
Step 3: Continue onto the next page to enter additional information.
Make sure you enter your college of interest. You may enter multiple options. You must enter a college to continue.
Step 4: Continue on to the final page. It will say, “Congratulations! You’ve been matched to scholarships.”
Step 5: Enter a username and password.
Step 6: Continue to the page that will display: “My Dashboard.”
You will receive a confirmation email.
Step 7: Make sure you complete your profile as much as possible.
Step 8: Click “Apply for Scholarships” to see your matches.
Click on each scholarship for more information.
Step 9: Go to the scholarship’s website and follow the directions for applying for the scholarship.
Step 10: Click on the box next to each scholarship you are interested in applying for and choose “Mark as Favorite” to save for later.
Step 11: Take note of each application’s deadline so you don’t miss your opportunity!
Step 1: Click on the link for free scholarship searches.
Step 2: There are 50+ scholarship search sites on this webpage. Choose a website(s) and fill out the requested information and see which scholarship opportunities it comes up with for you.
Fill out their inquiry form, and you will be paired with a friendly college advisor who will match you with the school and program that is right for your situation and lifestyle.
Alternatively, call them directly on the toll-free number listed on their website.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Wizard
Department of Education website with information on Preparing for College, Getting Money for College, and Repaying Your Loans.
Financial Aid – Southern California Schools
Note: Much of the information on the websites of these Southern California schools is the same — FAFSA, Pell Grants, etc. Some of them have college-specific scholarship information. Some of them have more general scholarship information, including FastWeb.com listed above. OCC and UCLA both have videos that explain different forms of financial aid. The OCC webpage is probably the best place to start to learn about financial aid in general.
Orange Coast College – Financial Aid Office
Click on the various tabs at the left for information on the different forms of Financial Aid.
This is a treasure trove of information on various forms of aid. There are tabs for different grants; Financial Aid TV; a price calculator for OCC and much more.
Golden West College
Has tabs for various forms of financial aid available along with forms and deadlines for submitting applications
Cal State Fullerton – Financial Aid page with deadlines
Cal State Long Beach – Financial Aid page with deadlines
UC Irvine – Financial Aid page with deadlines
UCLA – Financial Aid page with deadlines
“If you have the drive, we have the resources.”
Page includes videos, scholarship info, calculator and more
Art Center College of Design – Pasadena
Some information given for art and design students applying here