Below is a list of financial aid and scholarship resources for NOVA students preparing to attend college. This page is intended as a resource only and will be updated as additional information becomes available. Students at NOVA Academy may request application assistance from a counselor.
|FAFSA||Free Application for Federal Student Aid|
|CSAC||California Student Aid Commission|
|CSS/Financial Aid Profile||Financial aid application for some private and out-of-state schools.|
|Financial Aid Resources for Hispanic Students||Information to inform Hispanic students of college resources.|
|Affordable Colleges Guide to Financial Aid||A curated database of scholarships specifically for online learners, online safety and avoiding scholarship and FAFSA scams, and support and resources specifically for online distance learners.|
|California Dream Act||For families/students who are concerned about their immigration status, Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) was passed in 2001 to ensure that undocumented students would not have to pay out-of-state tuition fees based on their status. Students are eligible for the AB 540 exemption if they meet ALL of the following requirements: Attend a California high school for 3 or more years, graduate from a California high school or receive the equivalent, such as a GED, submit the AB 540 nonresident tuition exemption request form and sign the confidential affidavit included with the form stating that you will apply for legal residency as soon as possible (in this affidavit, students declare that they meet all AB 540 requirements and if they are undocumented, that they have filed an application to adjust their immigration status or will do so as soon as they are eligible to do so).|
|Big Future||Scholarship resources through College Board|
|Fast Aid||Scholarship database|
|Fast Web||Scholarship database|
|Fin Aid||Scholarship database|
|Financial Aid for Military and Veterans||Educational assistance for active-duty service members, veterans, and dependents of wounded, injured, or deceased service members.|
|Jackie Robinson Foundation||Offers promising minority students a generous four-year grant to assist with college costs as well as a support network of fellow scholars, alumni, and professional mentors to help them excel in college and beyond.|
|Leon Owens Foundation||Scholarships for students who live within a 50-mile radius of Orange County.|
|Merit Aid||Scholarship database|
|Hispanic Scholarship Fund||Scholarships designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.|
|Student Scholarships||Scholarship database|
|Fullerton College Scholarships||Scholarships are specific to Fullerton College.|
|CSUF Scholarships||Scholarships are specific to CSUF and some are available at all Cal-States.|
|Ultimate Guide to College Scholarships||Scholarships for women|
|American Indian Science and Engineering Society||Scholarships for American Indian students|
|Other American Indian College Resources||Resources for American Indian students|
|Winds of Change Magazine featuring Colleges for Native Americans||Resources for American Indian students|
|United Negro College Fund||Open to students of all ethnic backgrounds. UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates, and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process.|
|Orange County Community Foundation||Listing of various scholarship opportunities established by local individuals, families, businesses, and organizations.|
|Scholarship Guidance||Scholarship opportunities for students interested in attending postsecondary education.|
|Unigo||Scholarship alerts updated monthly.|
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