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Important College and Financial Aid Information


Chabot College Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR)

Registration is open for current high school seniors starting college in FALL 2022.  By participating in SOAR and completing steps to enrollment, students will qualify for FREE Tuition for their 1st year in college and have access to early registration to classes.

Financial Aid

All seniors should apply for financial aid!

*If you think you / your student may not qualify for financial aid, it is still worth submitting the application.  By doing so, a student may be able to get their first year free at community college (no matter the household income) and/or qualify for low interest / no interest loans or work study!


FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - for US Citizens and eligible non-citizens - 


CA Dream Act Application - for AB540 students - 

Deadline: March 2nd (but the sooner the better)

For more info go to

Every Wednesday, Ms. Asuncion hosts the College and Career Workshop/Club from 1:15-2:00 PM.  If you need individual support in filling out the FAFSA or applying to college, please attend and earn elective credits while you are there. 

MORE Help Is Available!!!

Students can get help with college and financial aid applications.

In person:  after-school at CVHS (please contact Ms. Zuckerbrow for more info)


Virtual: Monday-Thursday 4-7pm, Saturday 12-1pm
Zoom links available on the CCC website - 

We have amazing College Mentors from CSUEB helping with our drop-in help.  Learn about our College Mentors and their advice for students at 

Financial Aid Q&A: Tuesday, November 16th, 6-7pm with Ms. Zuckerbrow

Informal presentation for seniors and their families - bring your questions about financial aid!

Zoom link

CVHS College & Career Center resources are available to ALL SENIORS AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Check out the College & Career Center website at

Follow us on Instagram @cvcollegecareer! 

Financial Planning Workshops - for all students

YFIA (Youth Finance Institute of America) is offering free financial planning workshops for students!   These fun and interactive workshops are co-hosted by CVHS students!

Wednesdays at 5pm on zoom:

Earn a $10 gift card by attending and a chance to earn a $50 gift card!

  • 11/10: Financial Aid for College
  • 11/17: Dinner Time! (Eating on a budget)

Chabot Concurrent Enrollment Spring 2022 applications are due DECEMBER 3rd...NO EXCEPTIONS.   Please see Ms. Asuncion for more information and assistance. 

Please visit the link to start your application.  The process can take a few weeks, so start early:

Dual Enrollment: FREE Chabot College Class for Castro Valley students

Open to all students!  Students can earn early college credit and get to experience a college class in a safe environment with other Castro Valley students.

Spring 2022 Courses:

  • BUSN 43 - Personal Finance Planning - online asynchronous (all independent work, no live meetings)
  • COMM 1 - Intro to Speech Communication - online synchronous (live zoom meetings Tues and/or Wed 3:30-4:45pm)


Priority Deadline November 17th, final Deadline November 30th

For more information go to 

Virtual College Fairs - for all Students

Questions?  Contact us!

Ninah Asuncion, RHS and CVVA Academic Counselor - [email protected], x7559

Allison Zuckerbrow, CVHS College & Career Counselor - [email protected], x3842

Keanu Dasalla, College & Career Center Specialist - [email protected], x3835

Mattie Peracca, College & Career Center Specialist - [email protected], x3835

Follow us on Instagram @cvcollegecareer!