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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 [...]

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.* * [...]

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 [...]

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Money for College

Don't let money be an obstacle to pursuing higher education. Research your financial aid options: grants and scholarships, educational loans, work-study programs. No matter what type of financial aid you are eligible for, the money is there for you. The distinguishing factor between scholarships and grants versus the other types of financial aid is that [...]

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 [...]