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Upcoming Dates

Oct. 18 Financial Aid Night @ HHS, 5-7pm

Nov. 8 and Jan. 24 Cash For College, Library, 5-7pm

Oct. 1- Mar. 2  FAFSA and Dream Act Priority Window

Cal Grant GPA Verification (Seniors)

HHS will automatically submit (upload) Cal Grant GPAs for all Seniors.  For Seniors who wish to "opt out," submit this Cal Grant GPA Opt-Out Form or Formulario para No Participar en el Requisito de GPA to your Counselor.

Students with a Cal Grant GPA of 2.0 and above can be eligible for Cal Grant monies via the FAFSA and California Dream Act Applications.  The Cal Grant GPA uses 10th and 11th grade courses and excludes PE and remedial courses.

Advice from your HHS Counselors:

You should never pay money to get scholarship information. 

Letters of Recommendation

Do you need a letter of recommendation for financial aid or for private colleges?  It is advisable to ask your counselors and/or teachers for letters of recommendation at least one month before it is due.  Students should make this request directly in person.  To assist your recommender in writing your letter of recommendation please complete a Senior Profile and give it to your recommender when you make your request.

Government Financial Aid (Public): The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the on-line form that both the Senior and parent must complete starting October 1 and no later than March 2.  Parent AND student must both create a FAFSA username and password by creating a FSA ID.  Eligibility for all public financial aid (ex: Cal Grants, Pell Grants, Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans, Work Study) is determined by the FAFSA. Students who are undocumented and nonresident documented students complete the California Dream Act Application (and not the FAFSA).

Scholarships (Private): There are many community and national organizations that offer scholarships.  The challenge for students is becoming informed of what's available, criteria, deadlines, etc. and then "going after it" and applying.  Hayward High wants to help!   Check out the HHS scholarship listings just below...

Scholarship Search Websites

Who to Contact

Chavonna Perkins
College & Career Center Adviser, Scholarships & Awards Coordinator
Ext. 61262


Moises Olmos
Cash for College Coordinator
Guidance Counselor 
Ext. 61123

Hayward High School Code: 051150

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