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The California Dream Act

California Dream Act (AB540) was signed into law October 12, 2001, authorizes any students, including undocumented students, who meet the following criteria to pay in-state tuition at California’s public colleges and universities. Attended a CA high school for 3 or More years. Graduated from a CA high or attained the equivalent of a HS diploma. [...]

Seniors’ College Admissions Checklist

September 1. Have a counselor evaluate your records for A-G requirements: 2015_College_requirements 2. Make sure you are taking the correct classes for your college choices. 3. Obtain college admission applications and housing information. 4. Register to take admission tests (SAT I, ACT and SAT II ) for your college choice (ask your high school counselor if [...]

Juniors’ College Admissions Checklist

October 1. Sign up and take the PSAT. (Check with your high school counselor for date and location) 2. Have a counselor evaluate your records for college preparation. 3. Make sure you are taking the correct classes for college bound students (A-G requirements). 4. Attend the College Information Day on the U. C. Berkeley campus. [...]

Admission Requirements

All students and parents should check this page at least once a year. Taking the right courses in high school is the most crucial step you can take in order to go to a four year college after high school graduation. How many of the admissions requirements have you satisfied? What is your plan to [...]

College Information Day

In a collaborative effort with Cal State East Bay, Peralta Colleges, Holy Names University, University of California, Berkeley, St. Mary's College of California, and the Oakland Unified School District, the East Bay Consortium holds an annual College Day at UC Berkeley. College day aims to provide middle and high school students and parents the opportunity to [...]

Cash For College

California Cash for College (CCFC) workshops provide students and their families an opportunity to receive FREE, professional help to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CA Dream Act Application. The deadline to apply for Cal Grants and most other types of financial aid for California Colleges is March 2nd.* * [...]

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 students and parents we serve with college advising services include those who attend our community outreach events, workshops and presentations focused on high school, college, and financial aid advising. The East Bay Consortium provides college [...]

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 [...]

History

Established in 1978 as part of the California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP), the East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions, Inc, (EBC) was founded to develop and improve educational opportunities for students in the East Bay. EBC's goal is to provide these opportunities by developing student and parent programs, improving teacher instruction in mathematics [...]

Stories

Jaliza Collins Jaliza Collins received the East Bay Consortium Scholarship in 2006, as she began attending San Francisco State University. Jaliza is a native of Oakland and attended Media Academy at Fremont High School. Like many other EBC Scholars, she is a first generation college student. Long before Jaliza received the EBC Scholarship, she began [...]