California Community Colleges Counting Ahead Helps Los Angeles Southwest College Students Ensure Financial Wellness

Financial Wellness

This initiative helps college students ensure financial wellness.

This financial wellness initiative teaches students about making and managing money.

There is no escaping the influence that money can have on our lives. As you embark on your college journey, it's essential to understand how money really works.

Black Math Teacher in Glasses Lectures to California Community College Students About Financial Wellness

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Build the fundamental tools and necessary skills that will help you make informed decisions about short-term and long-term finances. Tools and resources are offered to learn more about credit scores, financial success, calculating your college costs, applying for health insurance subsidies, and checking your financial wellness. You can also take a CashCourse to assist with money management.

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This initiative will teach you to utilize the financial wellness tools, set up a budget and manage costs. You can also shop for discounted school supplies through CollegeBuys powered by the Foundation for California Community Colleges.

More financial aid programs are available.

Most U.S. citizens qualify for financial aid with a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Undocumented students can get assistance through the California Dream Act (CADAA).

PELL GRANTS

Grant

Federal Pell Grants go to undergraduate students without college degrees who come from low-income families.

CAL GRANT PROGRAM

Grant

Cal Grants get awarded to California resident undergraduates based on financial need, academic performance and other factors.

PROMISE GRANTS

Grant

Low-income students and students receiving cash assistance may automatically apply for a California College Promise Grant (CCPG).

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship

The California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment (CCCSE) offers over 3,000 student scholarships per year.

WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS

Part-Time Employment

Federal work-study students earn money to pay for college by working a part-time job on-campus or out in the community.

FOSTER YOUTH

Grant

Foster youth students who were in care on or after their 16th birthday can apply for a Chafee Grant up until they turn 26.

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