It's not too late to get Financial Aid in CA

If you missed the March 2 deadline to apply for a Cal Grant, it’s not too late to apply for other types of financial aid that can be used at community colleges for the 2012/2013 academic year.

The California Community Colleges provides nearly 1.1 million students each year with financial aid totaling more than $2.5 billion. While these numbers are large, many students are not taking full advantage of the financial aid available to pay for fees, books, supplies and sometimes even help with the rent.  

To find out more about the year-round availability of financial aid at California’s 112 community colleges, and to begin the application process, visit www.icanaffordcollege.com.  By visiting the website, you can also get connected with financial aid experts at your local community college campus to receive one-on-one assistance completing the financial aid application. And, through June 29th you can enter for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship through the Fund Your Future contest, sponsored by ClearChannel.  That's $10,000 to help pay for your community college fees, books, supplies, living expenses and to get you closer to achieving your higher education goals!

Be sure to connect with the “I Can Afford College” campaign on Facebook and Twitter - www.facebook.com/icanaffordcollege and @icanafrdcollege - so you can get important financial aid updates, community college news and more!

Remember, it’s not too late to apply for financial aid!  Don’t let money hold you back from making your higher education dreams a reality.