Financial Aid Resources

Successful money management can help students achieve their educational goals and begin life after college with as little debt as possible. By providing prospective and enrolled students with information and resources, we can help them financially support their educational goals. 


Financial aid, often based on financial need, that does not need to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund).


Money awarded to students based on academic or other achievements to help pay for education expenses.  Scholarships generally do not have to be repaid.


For Direct Loans and Perkins Loans, the loan date (as listed in a student’s My Federal Student Aid record) is the date of the first disbursement. For Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans, the loan date is usually the date the loan was guaranteed, or backed, by a guaranty agency. 


Contact Information 
Jana Noel, Project Director and Co-Principal Investigator,, 916-278-5514
Tim Fong, Co-Principal Investigator,, 916-278-6342
Su Jin Jez, Co-Principal Investigator,, 916-278-5955
Erica Zamora, Program Coordinator,, 916-278-5514