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Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial Aid night January 10, 2019

Please join us on Thursday, January 10th at 5:30pm in the MultiPurpose Room.


Vance Pascua, former university director of admissions and financial aid, will be here to give an overview of the financial aid process as well as give strategies on how to maximize your financial aid offer.  He will be available to answer questions after his presentation.

All families are welcome.  Parent hours will be given.


Contact Suzanna Shenk-Tiffany at with questions.


Useful Sites

FAFSA- Free application for federal student aid- students/parents must apply between October and March of senior year. sponsored by Discover Card- helpful site in determining what items you need to have on hand in filing the FAFSA

Scholarship Handout

FAFSA- Cash for College Workshops

All students who wish to apply for state or federal financial aid for next year need to file a FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) between October 2017 and March 2nd, 2018. The application as noted is free and all are encouraged to apply.


CSAC (the California Student Aid Commission) sponsors various "cash for colleges" workshops throughout the region to assist students and families in filling out the form.  To find a workshop near you, please visit their website at Cash for College.

Help Tools

Local Scholarships


  • Horatio Alger Scholarship- have critical financial need (family income less than $55K per year), minimum GPA of 2.0- due October 25th




  • Students of African Descent -The Sacramento Links scholarship has opened for this year.  Last year, NCS students won 2 of the scholarships awarded and we should continue the trend!  Please look at the application and see what you would need to apply.  Due January 26th
  • Golden1 Scholarship Students can receive up to $5000 a year for all four years. Due January 31st




  • Active 20-30 Club of Sacramento- for women who have done community service. Due March 1st 
  • Sacramento County's Department of Human Assistant- Applicant must be on public assistance or be low income. Must be currently living in Sacramento, a graduating high school senior in 2019, and will be going into a two-year or four-year accredited college, university, or technical/trade school. Must have minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5. Application must be post marked by Friday, March 15, 2019 The following chart is the income limits for the Scholarship program.
Scholarship Program Income Limits 2018-19
Number of People in Household Income Limits
2 $45,802
3 $49,194
4 $52,586
5 $55,978
6 $68,010
7 $76,650
8 $85,290
9 $93,930
10 $102,570
Add per person $8,640

  • Active 20-30 Club of Greater SacramentoSenior female with 3.0 GPA or higher. Community Service/Volunteer experience. Plan to attend a community college or four year university. Must reside or attend school in Sacramento County or the cities of Granite Bay, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville, Davis, or West Sacramento. Due March 16th
  • 2019 Royal Business Bank Scholarship- Grants students 25 - $1,000 in scholarship awards for high school seniors planning to attend college as a full-time, degree-seeking student in Fall of 2019.  Have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0. Due March 27th
  • 2019 Mega Bank Scholarship ProgramGrants students 10 - $1,000 in scholarship awards for high school seniors planning to attend college as a full-time, degree-seeking student in Fall of 2019. Due March 27th
  • Davis Musical Theater Company 2019 Theater Arts AwardFor graduating high school seniors. Two $500 rewards will be granted to two qualifying applicants. Must be emailed or postmarked by March 31st