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Amy Paul
College and Career Advisor


Christie Danner
School Counselor


Sarah Hershey
School Counselor

Paying for College Workbook

Paying for College Workbook

Ready, Set, 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 2021 - college 

Did you miss the College Scholarship Workshop? Don't worry - click on the link below to view the slides:

College Scholarship Workshop

Did you miss the Cabrillo College Running Start Placement Webinar?
Don't worry - click on the link below to view the recording: 

Cabrillo College Running Start Placement Webinar - Recording

Cabrillo College Running Start Informational Slides

Toolkit Slideshow

Placement Slideshow



Important Documents:

SVHS Process for Requesting Transcripts - Class of 2021

Class of 2021 - Senior Profile - Letters of Recommendation

Presentations (Slides and Recordings):

Applying to College During Covid

Class of 2021 - College Presentation - Slides

Class of 2021 College Presentation - Recorded Presentation

Paying for College Presentation - Slides

Paying for College - Recorded Presentation


College Application Informational Videos - Screencastify:


Using Naviance Videos - Screencastify:


Cabrillo College Running Start

If your student is planning to attend Cabrillo College in the Fall 2021, 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


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