St. Bernard’s Academy is a college preparatory school.

Our College Counseling Office offers the following services:

  • Individual and group meetings with parents and students concerning the overall admissions process including applications and financial aid; SAT and ACT exams; and athletic applications.
  • Individual assistance filling out admission applications, and financial aid and scholarship forms.
  • Individual student counseling to assist with the college application and selection process. Students are guided in the exploration of such areas as: proposed major course of study; academic qualifications; expectations regarding tuition, room, board, and other expenses; preferences as to geographical location, religious affiliation, size of school, etc.
  • Coordination of visits by university admissions representatives.
  • Online and print resources for information on college profiles and admissions, testing (ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests), scholarships, and financial aid.
  • Notifying all students and parents/guardians of local scholarship opportunities.

 Helpful Websites

Testing www.act.org ACT information
www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs CAHSEE information
www.collegeboard.org PSAT and SAT information
College www.aiccu.edu Independent California colleges
www.allaboutcollege.com Links to colleges & universities
www.cccco.edu All California community colleges
www.csumentor.edu

www.universityofcalifornia.edu

California State University website

University of California website

www.commonapp.org/Login The Common Application
www.ncaaclearinghouse.net NCAA Clearinghouse for college-bound athletes
www.redwoods.edu College of the Redwoods
www.tradeschooladvisor.com Vocational programs search
www.trade-schools.net Vocational programs search
 

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/financial-aid-minorities/

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/education/online-colleges/

 

Financial for Minorities

 

Consumer Affairs College Search

Study Skills www.studygs.net Study strategies; 30 languages
www.studytips.org Study skills and tips
Job/Career www.cacareercafe.com Pathways, assessments, success tips
www.cacareerzone.org Self-assessment; lifestyle/money
www.calcareercenter.org Career planning tools and resources
www.careerexplorer.net Job descriptions, career salaries
www.careerkey.org Career assessments & college majors
www.jobstar.org Career guides, salary information
www.mappingyourfuture.org Self-assessment, career matches
www.myfuture.com Self-assessment, “hot jobs”
www.mymajors.com Self-quiz and profile
www.todaysmilitary.com  Military careers
www.whodouwant2b.com Career pathways and planning
Financial Aid www.csac.ca.gov California Student Aid
 www.ed.gov Government Student Aid Page
www.finaid.org/otheraid/natamind.phtml Native American Financial Aid
www.salliemae.com Sallie Mae
www.scholarships.santarosa.edu Santa Rosa JC Scholarships
www.highscholarships.com High School Scholarship Help
www.scholarships.com Scholarships Search
www.onlinecolleges.net

www.affordablecolleges.com

Financial Aid for Minorties
www.studentscholarships.org

www.goodcall.com/scholarships/

Private Student Loans Guide – 

Student Scholarships

University Scholarship Search

Private Student Loan Guide

 

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FAFSA

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of post-secondary education to all Americans —and its value to our society.

Federal Student Aid plays a central and essential role in supporting postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families. We partner with postsecondary schools, financial institutions and others to deliver services that help students and families who are paying for college.

Today, Federal Student Aid performs a range of critical functions that include, among others:

  • Educating students and families on the process of obtaining aid;
  • Processing millions of student financial aid applications each year;
  • Disbursing billions of dollars in aid funds to students through schools;
  • Enforcing financial aid rules and regulations;
  • Servicing millions of student loan accounts, and securing repayment from borrowers who have defaulted on their loans; and
  • Operating information technology systems and tools that manage billions in student aid dollars.
  • Fill out the Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

The FAFSA worksheet is available here:  https://fafsa.ed.gov/fotw1314/pdf/fafsaws13c.pdf