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California Colleges 

This website explores the variety of college and career experiences available to students. Students can utilize the site's College and Career Planning resources.  In addition, there is an Academic Planner for students to monitor their grades and plan their courses.  Students can also use the My Plan section to log activities including athletics, community service, work, extra-curricular activities and clubs.  They can also develop a resume and create short and long term goals.

Seniors will access the FAFSA and Cal State Apply applications through this website.

California Career Zone 
The California Career Zone is a way to investigate exciting jobs and occupations that are available in California and to learn about what career path may interest you.

The site offers students the ability to assess themselves in a number of ways in order to figure out what they are interested in and how those interests relate to a variety of different occupations.

Students can also search for careers and occupations to learn the skills and education required to obtain a job in the field.  The site includes information on duties an employee would perform for a particular job and the potential salary earnings.
This site helps students research career possibilities.
Use Careers.Org to investigate more than 150,000 pages about online degrees and universities, jobs and occupations, and entrepreneurial opportunities from the #1 site for career resources in the United States, Canada and across the world. Find detailed information about hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and abroad, along with in-depth profiles of thousands of related academic programs, occupations and industries.
Figure out what's next.
Careers - Get the stats on everything from job growth to job requirements for thousands of rewarding and exciting careers.
College - Use these tools and stats to figure out which 2- or 4-year college or trade school you'd like to attend and what it takes to get there.
Military - Get the facts about the benefits and requirements of service - with careers and programs spanning the five military branches.
Get info on applying to college in the Education section. View Dream Jobs and other career profiles. Find out what it takes to work in these jobs and see how real-life people became successful. Then use the Salary Wizard to find out how much you can expect to make.
Guidelines for the college bound student-athlete can be found on this website. Students can get information regarding Division I, II & III athletics and find answers to frequently asked questions. Free brochure downloads are also available in pdf format.
NCAA Eligibility Center 
Formerly the NCAA Clearinghouse. This website provides information about initial-eligibility at NCAA Division I & II universities. 

All students interested in playing a Division I or II sport must complete the online application by the end of their junior year.
This link to the Bureau of Indian Affairs website provides information on scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students who are of Native American ancestry.
The California State University Net Price and Cost Calculator (CSUNPCC) is part of the Cal State Apply website and is designed to allow high school and college students estimate student financial aid eligibility information through an easy to use electronic system. By completing this worksheet, the student will receive information about his or her estimated eligibility for grants and loans to attend a California State University campus.
California Student Aid Commission 
Official State of California website providing information on Cal Grants and other California sponsored scholarship programs including the Chafee Grants for Foster Youth, the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Program and answers to frequently asked questions. 
Looking for college scholarships? At, you can uncover millions in scholarships from colleges, universities, private companies, foundations and more. Simply fill out a free profile and you'll discover college scholarships from many sources. Search the world's largest single source of merit aid scholarships from colleges. Apply with one click to Cappex scholarships. And be matched to thousands more scholarships from companies, foundations and other providers. You'll never know how much money in scholarships you qualify for until you start searching!
Use these calculators provided by the CollegeBoard to help you figure out what college really costs and how to pay for it. If you need loans, you can also estimate the amount of debt you are going to have to pay back. Any information you enter is secure and completely confidential.
All of these links are located in the "Pay for College" section of the CollegeBoard website
Students and their families are expected to contribute to the cost of college to the extent that they're able. Use this Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator provided by the CollegeBoard to estimate how much your family will be expected to contribute, and help you gain insight into your financial aid eligibility.
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
Complete the required financial aid form online. This form can be completed in English or Spanish online. General FAFSA information is also available as well as answers to frequently asked questions.
This site boasts the largest and most complete source of scholarships available to students with new scholarships added every day.

Students get personalized scholarship matches based on their unique profile. Federal
Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the Department's Federal Student Aid office. Funding Education Beyond High School: Visit The Guide to Federal Student Aid to learn about the programs and how to apply for them.
This website take you through the process of registering for a PIN. It also has a wealth of information and can answer many questions regarding your PIN and the importance of keeping it secore.
American School Search 
American School Search is a comprehensive online resource designed specifically for prospective college students and their parents. They list 6,670 colleges across the United States and provide current information for each school.
California Community Colleges 
An alphabetical and regional listing of the 110 California community colleges.  These lists provide each school's address, phone number and website for students to access.
Cal State Apply
Cal State Apply is an online resource designed to help students and their families learn about the CSU system, select a CSU campus to attend, plan to finance higher education, and apply for admission. Personal data entered by the user is not released without the user's express consent and direction. 
Register for the ACT 
Register online for the ACT test, get information on test prep and test taking tips, plan for college or careers and get answers to frequently asked questions.
Register for the SAT's 
Register online for the SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests. Get practice problems for these tests and explore career and financial information.
Riverside Community College District
Official website for the Riverside Community College District. Students have access to all information for each of the RCC campuses: Moreno Valley, Riverside & Norco.
UC Online Application 
Get general information on the University of California system, admissions requirements and apply to their campuses online.