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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 [...]

Printable Handouts

Check out our printable handouts to help you start planning your post-secondary education.    

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]