​​​​​​​​​This workshop will provide detailed information regarding the cost structure of a Bachelor's degree and what funding options are available to student's.  Federal, state, and institutional financial aid will be reviewed as well as unrestricted scholarship opportunities.​​​

General Websites


California Student Aid Commission​

CollegeBoard CCC/Financial Aid Profile​


Maná Scholarship Program:

Applicants to the Maná​ Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:- Identify as Latino and be between the ages of 18-35 years old as of the application deadline date

      • Be U.S. citizens, legal residents of the U.S., or undocumented residents of the U.S., including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients
      • Be high school seniors or graduates, or current college undergraduates
      • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the U.S. for the entire upcoming academic year
      • Only the first 1,000 applications submitted will be considered.​

Deadline to apply is October 23, 2019 3pm CT


Scholarships for Women and Girls​

2019-2020 Tax Transcript Decoder​​


California State University

CSU Dominguez Hills Presidential Scholars​​​


California Private Universities

San Francisco Art Institute

Transfer Scholarships:

  -Trustee Scholarship ($20,000)

  -Presidential Scholarship ($20,000)

  -Deans Scholarship ($15,000)

  -Visionary Scholars Award ($10,000)

  -California Transfer Scholarship ($20,000 annualy)

Saint Mary's College of California​

 Merit Scholarships for Transfer Students:

  -Transfer Presidential Scholarship ($15,000 annually)

  -Transfer Honors Scholarship ($12,000 annually)

  -Transfer Gaels Scholarship ($10,000 annually)​

  -International Cordero Scholarship ($6,000 annually)

  -Community College Partnership Award ($4,000 annually)

  -Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship ($5,000)

  -Alpha Gamma Sigma Scholarship ($5,000)

Other Scholarships:

  -Private Scholarships

  -The Macken Collegiate Forensics Scholarships ($2,500 - $13,000 annually)

Need Based Aid:

  -Saint Mary's College General Scholarships ($1,000 - $28,000 annually)​  

University of Southern California (USC)

Norman Topping Student Aid Fund​​​

Students must meet the following eligibilit requirements:

  • Must apply for USC admission for fall

  • Have high financial need (usually defined as having a need greater than or equal to the cost of tuition; to be determined by the USC Financial Aid Office)

  • Must be eligible for financial aid.  To receive financial aid, students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.

  • Demonstrate community awareness

NOTE: Selection process runs concurrently and separately from the USC Admissions process.  However, NTSAF applicants must be admitted to USC for consideration for our scholarship.


Out of State Universities

Emerson College

Transfer Scholarships:

  - Next Step Emerson Scholarship​ (half-tuition) for SMC students​ only.

Miami University, Ohio

Transfer Scholarships and Financial Aid​



Thursday, August 29, 2019
11:15am - 12:35pm
HSS 152

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
3:45pm - 5pm
HSS 104​

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
5:15pm - 6:30pm
HSS 153

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
3:45pm - 5pm
HSS 153