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                                CHAFEE GRANT
The Chafee Grant Program is administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). The California Chafee Grant program awards up to $5,000 annually to eligible current or former foster youth that have not reached their 25th birthday as of July of the award year.
COOPERATIVE AGENCIES RESOURCES FOR EDUCATION (CARE)
CARE is an integral part of EOPS that offers grants to assist with child care costs to qualified CalWORKs/TANF recipients. It also offers monthly meetings with a support group, workshops designed to help the CARE students succeed in college, family oriented social activities and
all the other services that EOPS offers. Transportation grants may also be available to CARE students. For more information, contact the CARE Coordinator.
EXTENDED OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM & SERVICES (EOPS)/BOOK
SERVICES
Book vouchers are available and provided through the EOPS Program on a first come, first serve basis. Funds are available for books only, not supplies. Qualified students must meet eligibility requirements to obtain these services. Students are encouraged to participate in an EOPS orientation and meet with a counselor to learn more about the benefits of obtaining EOPS services. These services are offered each year depending upon state budget funds.
CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT
The California Dream Act will allow AB540 students for state financial assistance without a Social Security number. This applies to state funded programs and scholarships such as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW), Cal Grant, Chafee and scholarships. This does not apply to any Federal programs such as Pell, FSEOG Grants, Federal Work Study or loans.
Students wishing to apply for this aid under this new program will be required to complete the California Dream Act Application. The Dream Act Application is now available on-line at: https://dream.csac.cca.gov
OTHER PROGRAMS
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS GRANT
Full-time students who are at least 25% American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut and recognized by a tribal group may apply for a grant. To request an application, call the Office of Indian Education Programs at (202) 208-6123, or visit their website at www.bie.edu.
Many students attending Palo Verde College receive assistance from a variety of programs: Cal Grant B, Cal Grant C and scholarships. Although the college does not determine the awards for these programs, we help distribute the funds. Information about individual scholarship programs are posted in the Student Services Office and applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.
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