College Counseling - The state of California’s official college and career planning platform - The guide to the California State University system - Shows the service area that each  CSU campus gives preference to in its admission process - Learn which CSU campuses and programs have competitive admission processes - Compares the admission requirements for the

California State University and University of California - Includes free resources for help with writing application essays - Free college advising for lower-income high achievers - A well-known college counselor offers loads of advice - For those already in college and considering a transfer - Includes access to a complete college application and financial aid guide - Free video tutorials - A clearinghouse for college access sites

College Search - A guide to the University of California system - The College Board's site allows you to save your planning activities to your account - Best feature is its student reviews of each college; also includes a list of colleges that practice need-blind admission - Focuses on which colleges are likely to provide the best value for the money - Comprehensive search tool of the National Association for College Admission Counseling - Lots of lists, like “Top 10 private colleges awarding bachelor’s degrees to hispanic students.” - Lots of lists and rankings, including by major - Comprehensive search tool of the National Center for Education Statistics includes a useful tool for comparing net costs by income level - Comprehensive search tool of the U.S. Department of Education - A list of private colleges committed to meeting 100% of each admitted student’s financial need - Lots of rankings - Useful comparison of all Cal-State schools - Search tool specifically tailored to low-income students


Community College - An honors program offered at select community colleges across the U.S. - Transfer information for California college

students - Santa Barbara City College’s outstanding honors program

Financial aid and scholarships - The Bonner program meets the full financial need of selected students who demonstrate a commitment to public service and attend one of the program's partner colleges - For children of California vineyard employees attending California public colleges or universities - Opportunities for “first-generation” students - California Student Aid Commission - California State University’s Educational Opportunity Program - For DREAMers - Free scholarship search service - Beginning in the fall of 2018, the Hancock Promise will provide one year of free tuition to local students at Allan Hancock College. - Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Master list of scholarships for low-income students - Quick college-cost estimator - Full scholarships for low-income high-achievers - Micro-scholarships based on high school performance - Tax-deferred college savings accounts - All Santa Barbara County students should seek support from the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara A renewable scholarship fund for students in their sophomore year of college and beyond — with growing, renewable awards that help ensure talented students can afford to complete the degree programs they’ve started. Students can apply before beginning college. - More help for “first-generation” students - Resources and scholarships available to undocumented students as well as others - Federal student aid - The Santa Ynez Valley Foundation offers scholarships to residents of the valley and Los Alamos for up to two years.


First Generation Students - Through the Grissom Scholars Program, Centre College meets the full financial need of ten first-generation students each year - An online community supporting first-generation college students

Test Preparation - SAT - AP, ACT, and SAT

Tutoring - Free video tutorials in all subjects