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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. [...]

Volunteer Opportunities

Thanks for wanting to volunteer with us. Please contact us in the form below so that we can follow up with you. Currently looking for volunteers to assist in the following programs: College Information Day (October) Cash for College Workshops (October-March 2nd) I'm Going to College (April) Pre-Collegiate Academy Program (July)  

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 [...]

Tutoring

The East Bay Consortium provides in-class tutoring and after-school tutoring at various middle schools and high schools in Oakland. In-Class Tutoring A college student on staff with the East Bay Consortium is paired with a teacher to serve as a tutor during class time. This provides an opportunity for the teacher to have extra support for [...]

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The East Bay Consortium's mission is to increase the number of students finishing high school and enrolling in postsecondary institutions, through intensive educational enrichment. We offer many resources to help improve educational opportunities for students. Through these resources and our efforts, we promote their success in secondary school and in college. Most of our programs [...]

Top College Resources Online

Here is a list of the most informative college websites that the East Bay Consortium has compiled - everything from the College Board to FastWEB. Not only are they listed all together in one place, but you can also link to any of the sites on the list. We have separated the links into two [...]

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 [...]

Steps to go to College

We are joined by many people from our community, colleges, and your school who believe in you. We believe in your choice of a career that will provide you fulfillment. We believe in your choice of an educational plan that will both enlighten you as well as prepare you for a career and employment. We [...]

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 [...]

Financial Aid from Schools and Colleges

The financial aid office also helps students to qualify for other aid by certifying students' expense budgets and financial need. Check with the school for its financial aid deadlines. College financial aid offices provide the following: information about all student aid programs and application requirements; "packaging" financial aid (a combination of grants, loans and/or work-study); [...]