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Junior’s 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. [...]

Employment

The East Bay Consortium is constantly looking for bright, creative, and talented college students to join our team. This section contains job postings and job descriptions as they become available. Please check in with us regularly, as we will be updating our information. Send all inquiries VIA EMAIL to boun@eastbayconsortium.org. POSITIONS NEW POSITIONS! posted 3/2/2016 [...]

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* * [...]

Board of Directors and Member Institutions

The East Bay Consortium, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit agency, operates as a collaborative of 12 public and independent educational institutions in the Bay Area. Together, we work to bring East Bay youth the widest possible range of services and opportunities. Without them, we could not reach as many students and teachers as we now do. [...]

Pre-Collegiate Academy

In 1991, the East Bay Consortium, in collaboration with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Merritt College, instituted the Pre-Collegiate Academy (PCA), a program specifically designed for students in Oakland middle and secondary schools. The PCA was established to remedy the growing number of students from low socio-economic backgrounds who were not qualifying for [...]

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 [...]

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Federal Aid Programs

Some aid programs, such as Federal Pell Grants, are offered directly to students by the federal government. Others are administered by the schools and colleges (Federal SEOG, Federal College Work-Study, and Federal Perkins Loans). To receive federal financial aid, students must be a U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens enrolled in an eligible program at a [...]

Accepting Student Loans

Before accepting a loan check, consider the following: Is the school or program a good investment? A school must tell you about its: graduates' success in job placement; tuition and refund policies; academic and training programs; financial aid programs; the faculty and facilities. Even if you do not graduate or are not happy with the [...]

Who Qualifies?

General federal financial aid eligibility requirements are: Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen Non-U.S. Citizens, generally, if you have a “green card” (in other words, if you are a permanent resident alien), you will be considered an “eligible noncitizen” and will be able to get federal student aid. Have financial need Enrolled in an [...]