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Financial Aid

 


Paying for your education.

FREE Tax preparation and e-filing services available!

You earned it.  Now claim it!

 

San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department (TAD) is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide FREE Tax Preparation and e-filing services for low to moderate-income taxpayers throughout the county.

 

The free service is available to all eligible taxpayers, including San Bernardino County employees and their friends and family!

 

Check their website to see if you may qualify! Federal and California state returns are prepared and e-filed by IRS certified tax preparers. There are day and evening appointments Monday through Friday, as well as some Saturday appointments available.  

 

For more information or to schedule your appointment at their various County locations, please visit:

 

https://wp.sbcounty.gov/tad/find-an-office/

 

or call (909) 252-4903 / (760) 552-6175. 

*Bilingual services are also available

Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Fontana, Rialto, Upland, and Chino

 

10722 Arrow Route

Suite #516

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Office: 909-481-0270

What is Financial Aid?

Financial Aid is money for college.  It includes any type of monetary assistance received by a student for a college education. This assistance can be in the form of scholarships, grants, work, tuition waivers, loans, and family contributions.

 

A financial aid award is usually a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study.  Financial aid is awarded depending on the level of financial need to complete an education program. Scholarships may

be based on grade point average and other factors.

 

Financial aid is a partnership between a student and the college that acts as a flow-through for the funds provided to you.  If you receive financial aid, it is expected that you will enroll full-time in the courses needed to complete your chosen major.

Financial Aid Resources

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - You must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal student financial aid and to apply for most state and college aid.  Applying online with FAFSA on the WEB at www.fafsa.ed.gov is faster and easier than using a paper FAFSA.

 

To get a free application for Federal Student Aid from go to the financial aid office at the school that you want to attend.  You may also call 800-433-3243 or go to www.fafsa.ed.gov.

 

VFW- Voice of Democracy 

Website: http://www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

Amount: Up to $30,000

Deadline: November 1, 2014

 

Elks National Foundation 

Website: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/

Amount: Up to $15,000

Deadline: Ongoing

 

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship 

Website: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm

Amount: $15,000 per year

Deadline: December 5, 2014

 

Optimist Club International 

Website: http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships4.cfm/

Amount: Up to $2,500

Deadline: Varies

 

National Federation of Republican Women

Website: http://www.nfrw.org/programs/scholarships.htm

Amount: Varies

Deadline: June 1, 2015

 

American Society of Landscape Architects 

Website: http://asla.org/contentdetail.aspx?id=23766

Amount: $4,000- Two Scholarships

Deadline: Contact ASLA for individual scholarship deadlines.

 

American Society of Professional Estimators

Website: http://www.aspenational.org/Education_Scholarships.aspx

Amount: TBD

Deadline: June 1, yearly

 

California Land Surveyors Associations 

Website: http://www.californiasurveyors.org/scholarsh.html

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Varies

 

National Association of Women Business Owners

Website: http://www.aie.org/scholarships/detail.cfm?id=16406

Amount: $500

Deadline: September 15, yearly

 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Website: http://www.lls.org/resourcecenter/helpfulorganizations/financialresources/scholarships/

Amount: $1,000 per year

Deadline: Varies

 

Public Relations Society of America

Website: http://www.prsafoundation.org/scholarships.html

Amount: Up to $5,000

Deadlines: Varies 

 

Sharps Compliance Inc.

Website: http://www.sharpsinc.com/learning-center/scholarships

Amount: Up to $1,500

Deadline: Varies

 

California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth

Free money for foster youth for college or career training

Click to open: https://www.chafee.csac.ca.gov/default.aspx

State Level College Grants

Funded by the State of California and administered by the California Student Aid Commission, Cal Grants are one of the smartest ways to get cash for college. For starters, it's money you don't have to pay back. And secondly, it's guaranteed.

For more information on California Financial Aid go to www.csac.ca.gov