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Amy Paul
College and Career Advisor
apaul@scottsvalleyusd.org

 

Christie Danner
School Counselor
cdanner@scottsvalleyusd.org

 

Sarah Hershey
School Counselor
shershey@scottsvalleyusd.org

Paying for College Workbook

Paying for College Workbook

Ready, Set, FAFSA!

FAFSA

All seniors should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Submitting the FAFSA accurately and early is one of the keys to getting a more favorable financial aid award package, because some financial aid is available on a limited or first-come/first-served basis. When you submit the FAFSA you are applying for federal grants, loans and work-study, which is a campus-based, part-time work program where you receive an hourly wage for work performed. The FAFSA is also used by states for some state aid programs. Colleges use the FAFSA for institutional aid that is unique to an individual campus.

 

"How to Video" for FAFSA: FAFSA Video

College & Career

Class of 2022  

Class of 2022 Google Classroom

Student Access Code: 3t7yls2

The Class of 2022 Google classroom has all of your important documents, slide presentations, and resources that you will need to successfully work through the college application process.

 

College Application Workshops - In Person (M10)

Need a structured and guided time to work on your college applications? SVHS Counselors will be hosting six college application workshops this Fall. Ask questions and get one-on-one support! We can help with UC, CSU, Common App, Community College, and Unique (out of state). Please bring a laptop. Students are required to get permission from their Tutorial teacher to leave class. Students are welcome to join at any time during the duration of the workshop.

Thursday, 10/14 - M10
12:35pm - 3:30pm
Starts at the beginning of lunch and ends after school.

Thursday, 10/21 - M10
12:10pm - 3:30pm
Starts at the beginning of Tutorial and continues all of 6th period and after school. Designed for students who want to use their tutorial period to work on applications and for students with an open 6th. 

Wednesday, 10/27 - M10
12:35pm - 2:15pm
During 7th period block for seniors with an open 7th. Students are welcome to join at any time during the duration of the workshop.

Wednesday, 11/3 - M10
12:35pm - 2:15pm
During 7th period block for seniors with an open 7th. Students are welcome to join at any time during the duration of the workshop.

Wednesday, 11/10 - M10
12:35pm - 2:15pm
During 7th period block for seniors with an open 7th. Students are welcome to join at any time during the duration of the workshop.

Thursday, 11/18 - M10
12:10pm - 3:30pm
Starts at the beginning of Tutorial and continues all of 6th period and after school. Designed for students who want to use their tutorial period to work on applications and for students with an open 6th. 

Monday, 11/29 - M10
1:11pm - 3:30pm
During 6th, 7th, and after school. Designed for seniors with open 6th or 7th periods. Students are welcome to join at any time during the duration of the workshop.

 

Class of 2022 - Senior Profile - Letters of Recommendation
 

Class of 2022 - College Presentation - Slides                                                                                                                                                  

Paying for College Presentation - Slides                                                                                                                                         

Cabrillo College Running Start

If your student is planning to attend Cabrillo College in the Fall 2022, it is critical that they participate in the Running Start Program. 

The Running Start Program provides Priority Registration for all eligible Santa Cruz County High School students.

To be eligible for Running Start, students must complete these four steps by April of 2021:

1. Online Cabrillo College Application - Opens 10/1/20
2. FAFSA - Financial Aid Application (required to be eligible for the Promise Program - free first year tuition)
3. Online Orientation 
4. Placement and Planning Process - Required Workshop

 

Cabrillo Honors Transfer Program - Students interested in applying to the Honors Program will need to complete Running Start and the additional Honors application. The Honors application opens on Jan. 15th and is due March 15th, 2022

 

Ongoing Pre-Approved Community Service

On-going Community Service List

FAFSA WORKSHOP!!!

Do you need help with your FAFSA? 

Cabrillo College is offerering their Financial Aid and Admissions & Records staff to help you navigate the FAFSA.  See attached for workshop dates and locations

FAFSA Workshops

New Resources

►  ACT/SAT Test Prep Companies

►  Colleges That Require SAT Subject Tests

►  University of California Stat Finder - Data on undergraduate admissions, enrollment, persistence and graduation at the University of California

►  TAG - Transfer Admission Guarantee Program (Community College to UC)

►  2020/21 Impacted Majors and Campuses - CA State Universities (CSU)

 

 ►Naviance Quick Guides

Career Exploration

Career Interview Agreement

Cabrillo College

►  Thinking about taking a course at Cabrillo?

Find out more about the Running Start Program

    ♦  Schedule of Classes 

    ♦  Dual Enrollment Handbook

    ♦  Dual Enrollment Orientation

Other Post-Secondary Options

►CA Apprenticeship Association

►  CA Vocational Schools

►  Gap Year or Year Out Programs

Air Force Academy - Application begins Junior Year

NROTC

Trade School -vs- College