Student Support

Show Me the Money! How to Pay for Your Bachelors Degree

 

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

FAFSA

California Student Aid Commission

CollegeBoard CCC/Financial Aid Profile

FastWeb

RaiseMe

Scholarships for Women and Girls

2019-2020 Tax Transcript Decoder

ScholarshipOwl

Financial Aid Resources for Nursing Majors

Financial Aid Guide for Nurses

Financial Aid Guide for Minority Students

California State University

CSU Dominguez Hills Presidential Scholars

California Private Universities

Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA)

  • Community College Scholars Program for new students of $4,000

    Students must meet the following eligibility requirements:
    • Must apply for Antioch University Los Angeles admission for summer, fall, winter, or sprint
    • Have earned a minimum of 24 semester units at SMC with a GPA of 3.0 or above
    • No additional application beyond the admissions application is required

  • New Student Opportunity Scholarships of $2,000 - $3,000
    • Must apply for Antioch University Los Angeles admission for summer, fall, winter, or spring
    • Criteria for the AULA New Student Opportunity Scholarship:
      • Strong and/or greatly improved academic record at most recent institution(s) attended
      • Demonstration of renewed commitment to claiming their education in their admissions essay
      • Demonstration of commitment to community and/or social justice in their admissions essay
      • No additional application beyond the admissions application is required

  • Need-based scholarships (new and continuing students) of $1,000 to $4,000 annually:
    • Must be eligible for financial aid. To receive financial aid, students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens.

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 annually)

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 eligibility 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:

Miami University, Ohio

Transfer Scholarships and Financial Aid

Workshops

Thursday, September 3, 2020
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Join September 3 Via Zoom

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Join October 20 Via Zoom

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Join December 9 Via Zoom

If you are a student with a disability who requires accommodations for this workshop, please contact the Center for Students with Disabilities at 310-434-4265 or at dsps@smc.edu at least 5 business days prior to the event.