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Financial Resources

College can be very affordable with the right resources and support. IE Success is here to guide you through the financial aid journey to ensure your college education is achievable and financially supported.

Financial aid is crucial in helping students from all backgrounds afford college, ensuring that tuition costs, fees, and living expenses do not become barriers to achieving educational success. By understanding and accessing the various forms of financial aid available—such as grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and loans—you can get significant amounts of money to pay for your college education. And the process of applying for aid has never been easier! 

IE Success is here to guide you through the financial aid journey, providing the information and support you need to navigate the process. Whether you are just beginning to explore your options or are ready to complete your applications, our goal is to ensure you have the resources and knowledge to secure the financial support necessary for your success. With the right financial aid, your dream of a college education can become a reality. 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid 

Get FREE money for college through the federal government and State of California financial aid programs. Most students who apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) receive the support they need! To learn more about the different types of aid, application processes, and deadlines, click the button below. 

Grants for
Every Student

A major key to unlocking financial aid for your college journey is grants! 

  • Students at all college education levels should start by applying for the Pell Grant – a main source of financial aid for students.
  • Current community college students can take advantage of the California College Promise Grant, providing the flexibility to focus on your educational goals without the burden of increased work hours.

Student Loans

Student loans are a great way to get financial support for your college education. If you apply for a federal loan, it’s much cheaper than a private loan – and if you meet the qualifications, you’ll most certainly be granted one. To better understand loan vocabulary, repayment strategies, and the key differences between different types of loans, click the link below.

California Dream Act

For undocumented and AB 540-eligible students who want to attend college, the California Dream Act offers incredible financial aid opportunities to ensure you have the money you need to continue your education. For eligibility requirements, distinctions between the California Dream Act, FAFSA, and more, click the button below. 

Who we help: Educators


Learn about scholarship opportunities available to help you pay for college.

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Office Hours Support 

IESuccess offers open office hours year round for students and their parents/guardians needing assistance with the FAFSA or CADAA application. Join us for personalized support on application sections, eligibility requirements, and the overall process. These informational sessions ensure your application is accurate and complete. 

Which Application is Right for You? 

Choosing the correct application is crucial for maximizing your financial aid opportunities and securing the support you need for your education. If you are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen, the FAFSA is your go-to application, offering access to grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and student loans. Alternatively, if you are an undocumented student, have a U-Visa, or hold Temporary Protected Status, the CADAA is the right choice, helping you access state financial aid in California, including grants, scholarships, and fellowships. 

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