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Online Resources

Financial Aid
Online Resources

The “I Can Afford College” campaign’s “A Little Bit of Magic” video produced by the Zach King Team about financial aid available to students at California’s 113 community colleges.

FAFSA & Dream Act Application

 See Application Periods


Navigating Mesa College Student Services

Helpful Resource Handout


SDG&E Reduced Cost

CARE and FERA programs


INCOME BENEFITS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS as prepared by the John Burton Advocates for Youth. 

Many students are dealing with emergency needs resulting from the COVID-19 crisis and the consequent economic downturn. The economic fallout from the crisis is likely to last months, if not years, and it is therefore crucial that students take action now to shore up their economic stability over the long term at the same time that they address emergent needs. This resources page may not offer immediate relief but are nonetheless crucial to put in place alongside emergency relief measures as quickly as possible.

Financial Aid Programs Literature - State

  • FUND YOUR FUTURE  Digital Magazine.  The California Student Aid Commission is the principal state agency responsible for administrating financial aid programs for students attending public and private universities, colleges, and vocational schools in California. FUND YOUR FUTURE is a Commission's complementary publication which provides financial aid policy analysis and leadership, in partnership with California's colleges, universities, financial aid institutions and financial aid associations.
  • California Student Aid Commission  (For information on the Cal Grant Program.)

Financial Aid Programs Literature - Federal

  • FEDERAL STUDENT AID .  The office of Federal Student Aid provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school.


Guide to Graduating Debt-Free:

Ultimate Guide for Helping College Students Overcome Student Debt 
Financial Resources for Hispanics and Latinos -  
The 2020 Student Loan Handbook: 
Ultimate Guide to Financial Aid: 

 Direct Loan Repayment


Scholarships and Grants

There are many scholarship opportunities on the web.  We encourage you to please be cautious and educated when reviewing/applying for on-line resource opportunities.   


Before filling out personal information for scholarship applications look for the privacy information disclosed on their webpage. Using that piece of information decide what is in your best interest. We have received notification that: “ScholarshipPoints” and its owner, “Edvisors”, are among a growing number of companies that collect and then sell prospective students’ personal information by offering them a chance at scholarships, or even simply links to other people’s. Known by the sales term 'lead generators,' these companies pass along email addresses, phone numbers and home addresses to marketing partners, such as colleges and textbook companies, and students soon find themselves getting calls and emails they didn’t know to expect.

san diego mesa college scholarships (dEC - FEB)

San Diego Mesa College offers great annual scholarships. Please check out the Office of Student Affairs page for complete listing and application windows.


updated 6/11/2021 ~SD