Federal and State Financial Aid Resources

For additional information on financial aid, here are several links to federal and state resources that can help you!

FAFSA on the Web   

This was created by the U.S. Department of Education, and it allows you to enter your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Completing your FAFSA on the Web can save you approximately two weeks of processing time when compared to using the paper FAFSA.

Apply for a PIN Registration Site 

The U.S. Department of Education's site allows students and parents to register for a PIN code. Similar to a Personal Identification Number you might have for your ATM or credit card, your PIN code from the Dept. of Education can be used to access a variety of federal aid websites. For example, your PIN code can be used in place of a signature for completing a FAFSA on the Web, or it can be used to access your student loans records with the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).

National Student Loan Data System

The U.S. Department of Education's National Student Loan Data System allows a student to view information about federal financial aid they have received at all colleges they have attended. In order to access your information, you will need to register for a PIN (see information above regarding Pin Registration)

Federal Student Aid Guide 

This is the federal government's best source of information on federal financial aid!

The Selective Service

This site allows you to register on-line. Registration is mandatory for almost all males between the ages of 18 and 25, and any males who are required to register must do so before receiving any form of federal or state financial aid.

California Student Aid Commission (CSAC)

The CSAC administers the State of California's financial aid programs including Cal Grants and the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver.


This tax deferred college savings plan is designed to help California families save in order to meet the increasing costs of college. Contributions are federally tax-deferred and state tax-exempt. Scholarshare also has responsibility for coordinating the Governor's Scholarship program for eligible California students.

Links to Other Important Resources

For information on borrowers, online services for students, and interactive real-time loan calculators, please refer to the resources listed below.


The SmartStudent™ Guide to Financial Aid was created by Mark Kantrowitz. This site contains a wide variety of general information about financial aid. Also, the site contains many links to free scholarship searches, universities, and other organizations related to higher education.


This website contains a lot of information about colleges, universities, financial aid and scholarships. Peterson's publishes a variety of books on college and financing your education.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus

This webpage provides scholarships, a scholarship search, and other educational materials for Hispanic students in the United States. It was the intention of the founding five congressmen to develop educational programs and other activities that would increase the opportunities for Hispanics to participate in and contribute to the American political system.


This site contains information for students from other countries who plan to study at a college or university in the United States. The site offers in formation about admissions, financial aid, and other topics related to college life.

The Internal Revenue Service
California Franchise Tax Board

These websites can offer a you a lot of information regarding income tax law, forms, publications, and other related topics. The websites are invaluable during tax filing season as you can download many of the necessary tax forms form the internet.

Scholarship Search

This service lets you search for scholarships using one of the largest scholarship search engines available!

Disclaimer: Some websites to which the Financial Aid Office provide links are for the convenience of users and are not managed or maintained by Pasadena City College. The College and the Financial Aid Office do not review, control, or take responsibility for the contents of those sites.