Paying for College

We know the cost of college can make it seem out of reach, but it's possible to make college more affordable by using available resources! Find resources here to help you pay for college. Below you will find links to the FAFSA, CA Dream Act, and multiple scholarship search engines.

Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)

Click below to start or continue your FAFSA. This year the application opens October 1! Also, remember you will be using your parent/guardians' 2015 income and tax information.


CA Dream act Application

Click below to start or continue the CA Dream Act to apply for financial aid if you are undocumented. This year the application opens October 1! Also, remember you will be using your parent/guardians' 2015 income and tax information. 

Webgrants 4 students

Create an account with WebGrants 4 Students to track and manage your Cal Grant and/or Chafee accounts. Make sure to keep the school you are sending your grants to updated!

dreamer's roadmap

DREAMer's Roadmap provides listings of scholarships for undocumented students. Scholarships are listed through their website or mobile app.

College Greenlight

College Greenlight matches first generation and underrepresented students with colleges and local and national scholarships that are the right fit for you.


HBCU Lifestyle put together a list of HBCU scholarships for high school seniors and current college students to find money to help pay for college! Click below to find the list. 


Scholarship America's Dream Award Application is for students already in college. Apply by Dec. 15th to receive $5,000-$15,000 per year to support you finishing college! 

my undocumented life

This blog not only posts scholarships for undocumented students but also shares strategies to navigate the educational system along with stories, tools, and other resources. 


Fastweb provides a large database of available scholarships. Filter your search based on your skills, interests, or accomplishments for more targeted scholarships.


BigFuture gives you the basics on scholarships and grants, and also has a scholarship search engine.

TheDream.US provides scholarships to undocumented students both attending college for the first time and transferring from community college to a 4-year university. Click to learn more about eligibility criteria and their partner schools.

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hispanic Association of colleges & universities

Look here to find HACU Scholarships to be used at HACU member schools, as well as other scholarship resources! Most HACU Scholarships for the 2017-18 year will be opening in Spring 2017. 

cap bay area

The CAP Bay Area Scholarship is specifically for low-income, Bay Area students planning on attending a 4-year college. Apply by December 2016! 


SmartScholar provides a large database of scholarships that is easy to use and has accurate information. 

CaliforniaColleges .edu

Click and find's scholarship search engine. Use it by simply typing in a keyword(s) or use the Scholarship Finder.


Find scholarships here specifically for women provided by this Richmond community organization! 


Chevron richmond 2017 dr. william f. king scholarship

If you attend a WCCUSD school, you may be eligible for the Chevron Richmond King Scholarship. Due by January 6, 2017. Find complete application information below.


GoodCall is a large scholarship search engine with no account sign-up required.