College & Financial Aid Information

November 10, 2021

College and Financial Aid Information Night

Thank you to the 11th & 12th-grade families who were able to attend the information night on November 9th. We had an amazing turnout and look forward to more successful information nights in the future. Below you will find the slide deck presentation, recording of the financial aid presentation, links to helpful websites, and additional resources to assist you with your college and career planning and financial aid applications.


If you have further questions please contact your academic counselor, click the school links below to see a list of academic counselors by school site.


Jefferson High School Counseling Staff

Westmoor High School Counseling Staff

Oceana High School Counseling Staff

Terra Nova High School Counseling Staff

Thornton High School

JUHSD has partnered with the California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) to help students develop a well-informed college and career plan. CCGI is a nonprofit that works with school districts throughout California to achieve two major goals:

  • Ensure that all high school seniors in California graduate with clear postsecondary goals and a plan for how to achieve them

  • Each student’s academic transcript data follows them as they advance across educational systems to reduce information gaps that could otherwise hinder their success.

CaliforniaColleges.edu offers students, families, and educators a single access point for college and career preparation, applications, planning tools, and information to help plan for life after high school. Click here to access the JUHSD College and Career Readiness website to view resources available through CaliforniaColleges.edu.


***Students will use their jeffersonunion.net email to create their accounts in CaliforniaColleges.edu. Additionally, add a personal secondary email to ensure access after graduation.

Registering Your Account (Partner Districts)

Launching College Applications through CaliforniaColleges.edu

Learn about college, make a plan, and launch your college applications—all in one place! Use your account to:

  • Launch your application to the California Community Colleges (CCC), California State University (CSU), or University of California (UC).
  • Keep track of all your applications in My Plan.
  • See your application status. Your counselor can track your status, too.


Find colleges on CaliforniaColleges.edu.

  • Use the College Search Tool to find CCCs, CSUs, and UCs.
  • Look for colleges that offer programs that will help you reach your career goals.
  • Click the heart icon to save your favorites to your College List in My Plan.
  • Click here to explore videos that provide an introduction to colleges in CA.


Before you launch CSU and/or UC application, review your Academic Planner. Your coursework will transfer from your California Colleges account. Make an appointment with your academic school site counselor for specific questions.


Application Deadlines

Community College Application - No application deadline

Calfornia State University Application - Due: November 30, 2021

University of California Application - Due: November 30, 2021

FAFSA/CADAA Application - Due: March 2, 2022

Launching Your Cal State Apply Application - In-depth (Partner & Open Access Students)
Launching Your University of California Application (Partner Districts)

Financial Aid Information

Earning a college degree can transform your financial future, but getting there can be an expensive investment. The FAFSA or California Dream Act Application can help you access a wide range of scholarships, grants, and loans. You are able to track your applications in CaliforniaColleges.edu to confirm they have been completed and submitted. JUHSD has partnered with Uaspire to assist families in completing Financial Aid applications, please see the recording and flyers below.


Additional Resources:

www.fastweb.com - scholarship information

FSA ID Website - Students & Parents need to create a FSA ID before beginning the FAFSA application

Financial Aid Checklist (English)

Financial Aid Checklist (Spanish)

Uaspire Financial Aid Presentation