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    Attending a community college or a 4 year college? To receive financial aid you will need to complete the FAFSA. Community College now offers student the first 2 years free, but the FAFSA is required. More FAFSA information here.

    Need help with filling out the FAFSA? Sign up for our Cash 4 College Workshop held on January 27, 2020 at 5pm in the library.


    Juniors and Sophomores:

    Are you a son or daughter of an active duty military member, reservist or guard and are in the 10th or 11th grade with a 3.5 GPA or higher (check your transcript for total GPA). Then consider applying for the University of Southern California Summer Program scholarship. The program covers the full tuition and fees, airfare, room and board and any materials needed for a 4-week preview of "freshman year". It is a competitive program that requires a letter of recommendation from a counselor and teacher.

    The deadline to ask for a Letter of Recommendation is Friday, December 13th. Applications are due online on January 17, 2019. Any late Letter of Recommendation requests submitted after the December 13th deadline will not be honored due to the rigorous application process for both student and staff. View instructions below and click on the link above to read the full information. It is important students begin the application early and complete the eligibility quiz, as the normal cost of the USC summer program is $9,000.



    Juniors and Seniors: 


    SAT and ACT registration links and dates below








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