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COLLEGE CENTER

About the College Center

Welcome to the College Center!

 

Project GRAD and YPI are housed in the College Center (B-105). The Center is open Monday-Thursday from 9m-5pm.  The College Center provides a variety of resources for college and career planning.  It is also a place where students and their families can come to obtain information on two and four year colleges and universities, testing and test preparation, financial aid and scholarships opportunities.

 

In collaboration with the academic counselors, we continue to work on building a comprehensive college-going culture for all students. In addition to scheduled appointments, students are welcome to come to the College Center during lunch or after school to utilize the resources, study, or eat lunch.

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College & Career Resources

Students and parents can use these calculators to calculate the cost of student debt. And, calculate the potential long term savings of reducing the amount of student debt used to pay for college. We hope these calculators help families think about the costs of college, before debt. For more information visit the website at https://lendedu.com/blog/student-loan-calculators/

 

Career Exploration:

California Colleges provides information about specific public and private schools in California, career planning, and financial aid.

For more information visit their website at https://www.californiacolleges.edu/

Collegeboard/ Big Future: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

 

QuestBrige for Juniors and Seniors:

The QuestBridge National College Match connects high-achieving low-income students with admission and full four-year scholarships to their partner colleges. College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution. To learn more please visit their website https://www.questbridge.org/

Some of the QuestBridge partners colleges are: Amherst College, California Institute of Technology, Brown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pomona College, Princeton University, University of Southern California, Yale University and much more.

 

Scholarship Sites:

https://www.collegegreenlight.com

http://www.finaid.org/

http://www.fastweb.com/

 

AB540 Scholarships available, please visit Maldef at http://www.maldef.org/

 

Start Building Credit as a Student

 Watch this video to learn more about the following topics:

 -What is a credit card?
- How to Properly Use Student Credit Cards
- Fees Associated with using Credit Cards
- Dangers of Improper Credit Card Practice

Student Credit Cards Video Course.

Student Banking Account Guide

This Guide to Student Bank Accounts Course explain the basics of banking to high school and college students

 - Importance of Banking Responsibly
- Differences Between Savings & Checking Accounts
- What is a Student Bank Account?
- How to Avoid Common Fees
- Definition of Common Fees
- And so much more!

About the College Center


LOCATION:

The College Center is located in B105 in the "B" Building (the building closest to the front of the school).

HOURS:

The College Center is open from 9 AM until 5pm Monday through Thursday. 

 

YOUTH POLICY INSTITUTE STAFF

 


BRITTANY PATTERSON, College and Career Advisor

bpatterson@ypiusa.org

 

PROJECT GRAD STAFF

YASMIN SOLTERO, Project GRAD  Program Manager

ysoltero@projectgradla.org
       


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ELSA HUERTA, College Readiness Advisor

ehuerta@projectgradla.org
       

 

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RAFAEL CRUZ, College Readiness Advisor

rcruz@projectgradla.org