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Informational Workshops

Informational parent and student workshops on the College-Going Process and Financial Aid take place throughout the year at school sites and at the following programs: College Day at UC Berkeley (in early October) Getting Ready for College Conference in Richmond, CA (in the Fall) College: Making It Happen Events (in the Spring) UC Berkeley Cal [...]


Academic Programs: EBC offers an intensive academic preparation program through the Pre-Collegiate Academy and in-class and after-school tutoring services. College Advising Program: College advising services are provided at College and Career Information Centers, college fairs and other events and programs at large to promote higher education.  

College and Career Information Centers (CCIC)

The College Information Centers enhance access to higher education for students attending Oakland schools and trying to get to college. Our mission is to provide information and college advising services related to college admission, financial aid and other topics associated with pursuing a higher education. One-on-one and workshop style services provided at the Centers include the [...]

College Advising Programs

The East Bay Consortium provides supplemental high school and college advising to over 1,000 middle school and high school students. The number of students and parents served with college advising services include students served through community outreach events, workshops and presentations focused on high school, college, and financial aid advising. The East Bay Consortium provides [...]

Academic Programs

The East Bay Consortium offers a variety of programs both in school and out of school. Tutoring - the East Bay Consortium provides after school and in class tutoring open to all students at 8 schools in Oakland. Mentoring - students involved with PCA are provided with a college student mentor. Saturday Program - weekly [...]

Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Aid

Welcome to the East Bay Consortium's Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Aid. Hopefully, we'll be able to answer all of your financial aid needs and questions from how to fill out a FAFSA to how to pay back school loans. Please browse around. If your questions are not answered in the guide, please feel free to [...]

College Entrance Exams

Most colleges and universities require that you take either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment (Plus Writing) as part of their admissions requirement. Some may also require that you take the SAT Subject Tests. These tests are used to help the university to determine if you are academically ready and able to handle [...]

State Aid Programs

California, through the Student Aid Commission, sponsors or administers many financial aid programs for higher education. These include the state-funded Cal Grants A, B and C for undergraduate students, Middle Class Scholarship, a State Work-Study program, a loan assumption program for teachers, graduate fellowships, a program to assist the dependents of law enforcement officers and [...]