Financial Aid


FAFSA & Cal Grant  |  CSS Profile  |  Tools  |  Additional Resources  |  Helpful Books

FAFSA & Cal GrantGo To Top of Page

FAFSA
Helpline: 800-433-3243
New FAFSA filing period: Oct. 1- March 2 of Senior year
Note: March 2nd is the deadline for Cal Grant. You may still file a FAFSA after March 2nd, but you will not be eligible for the Cal Grant
 
Cal Grant
Helpline: 888-224-7268
The ORHS Registrar submits GPAs for all Seniors for Cal Grant 
If you submit your FAFSA by March 2nd, you will be considered for Cal Grant.
The FAFSA is your application for Cal Grant.
 

CSS ProfileGo To Top of Page

CSS Profile - Opens October 1st
This is a financial aid application required by some universities in addition to the FAFSA to see if you qualify for non-federal aid. To see if a CSS profile is required by the schools you're applying to, click here.
 
 To start your CSS profile, go to cssprofile.collegeboard.org
 

ToolsGo To Top of Page

When you submit a FAFSA, you will learn your EFC. In the meantime, use this calculator to predict what it will be.

Helpful BooksGo To Top of Page

  • The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O'Shaughnessey  
  • How to Get Money for College - Petersens
  • 1001 Ways to Pay for College by Gen and Kelly Tanage
  • Free $ for College for Dummies
  • College Money Handbook