Financial Aid Guide for California Foster Youth

The financial aid process no longer has to feel intimidating and confusing; the student-friendly JBAY Financial Aid Guide for California Foster Youth takes the mystery out of applying for and keeping financial aid. This comprehensive guide begins with an explanation of different types of financial aid available, includes a step-wise guide to completing the FAFSA, tips on what to do after the FAFSA to ensure maximum aid awards, and explains how to stay in good standing and keep getting financial assistance for school.

Updated November 2019

Guia de Ayuda Financiera para Jovenes de Crianza en California

Spanish version of the Financial Aid Guide for California Foster Youth

Updated October 2019

The “Visual Guide” is intended to compliment Part 3 of the Financial Aid Guide for California Foster Youth, found within pages 6-10, with screen shots of the actual FAFSA application and detailed instructions.

Updated October 2019

This document reviews steps on how to obtain a IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter for people who do not file taxes to verify their non-filing status to a college or university.

Updated October 2019