Welcome to Ocean Discovery’s College Portal! This portal is intended to be a source for higher education support as students and mentors work to decide what the next steps after high school will be. Regardless of the pathway chosen, we have resources for all steps of the higher education exploration, application, financial aid, and transition to adulthood journeys!
Michelle Obama’s Back-To-School Message to Students
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Find helpful and trusted resources here to support your higher education pathway.
College Fly-In Programs
Colleges That Claim to Meet Full Financial Need
Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low-Income Students
What are Safety, Reach, and Match Schools?
Define Your Values – Refine Your College List
College Fit Coaching Questions
Find a College Fit for a Better Price – TuitionFit.org
Choosing the Right College: This report looked at postsecondary enrollment and completion rates for San Diego’s college going students with a special focus on areas that contribute to higher retention and completion rates in our most commonly attended colleges and universities (May 2021).
Individual checklists for all local community colleges, UCs, and most applied to California State Universities (CSU) can be found on the San Diego’s County of Education website, to ensure that students are aware of important deadlines.
Online College Applications
Personal Statement Resources
PIQ Case Studies
Choosing An Essay Topic Pt 1
Choosing An Essay Topic Pt 2
Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Write
Write An Excellent Essay Guide
Write An Excellent Essay Worksheet
General Writing Rucbric
UC Personal Questions Guide Freshman
UC Personal Insight Questions
UC Application Webinar Series: PIQ
Letters of Recommendation
San Diego Promise Scholarship
MiraCosta Promise Grant
Student Support Services:
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) – MiraCosta
Southwestern College Promise
Student Support Services:
Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) – Southwestern
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
FAFSA Online Application
Student Aid Resources from Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid Estimator
How to Create an Account Username and Password (FSA ID)
How to Fill Out the FAFSA
Determining Your Dependency Status
Repayment: What to Expect
California Student Aid Commision (CSAC)
Community College Promise Grant
Financial Aid Assistance
Fund Your Future – Financial Aid Workbook
uAspire’s College Cost Calculator – Free resource for students & families to compare financial aid offers
TuitionFit – Know the Prices that Colleges are Charging Students Just Like You
Borrowed Future – Getting Out of Debt (an 8 episode podcast)
Recommended scholarship search engines:
For additional scholarships see the CAMP weekly newsletter or check with Christina for additional scholarship opportunities.