Financial Aid and Scholarship Directory

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.

ResourceDescription
FAFSAFree Application for Federal Student Aid
CSACCalifornia Student Aid Commission
CSS/Financial Aid ProfileFinancial aid application for some private and out-of-state schools.
Financial Aid Resources for Hispanic StudentsInformation to inform Hispanic students of college resources.
Affordable Colleges Guide to Financial AidA 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 ActFor 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 FutureScholarship resources through College Board
CappexScholarship database
Fast AidScholarship database
Fast WebScholarship database
Fin AidScholarship database
Financial Aid for Military and VeteransEducational assistance for active-duty service members, veterans, and dependents of wounded, injured, or deceased service members.
Leon Owens FoundationScholarships for students who live within a 50-mile radius of Orange County.
Merit AidScholarship database
Hispanic Scholarship FundScholarships designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree.
Student ScholarshipsScholarship database
Fullerton College ScholarshipsScholarships are specific to Fullerton College.
CSUF ScholarshipsScholarships are specific to CSUF and some are available at all Cal-States.
GoodCallScholarship database
Ultimate Guide to College ScholarshipsScholarships for women
American Indian Science and Engineering SocietyScholarships for American Indian students
Other American Indian College ResourcesResources for American Indian students
Winds of Change Magazine featuring Colleges for Native AmericansResources for American Indian students
United Negro College FundOpen 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 FoundationListing of various scholarship opportunities established by local individuals, families, businesses, and organizations.
Scholarship GuidanceScholarship opportunities for students interested in attending postsecondary education.
UnigoScholarship alerts updated monthly.