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College Information


Community College

There are four colleges in the Los Rios Community College District:
Other local Community Colleges: 
Folsom Lake College
Sierra College

Financial Aid

Financial Aid:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a federal form for financial aid that is accepted by most schools. The information you provide will be used to figure the amount your family can afford to contribute toward your education (also known as your EFC: estimated family contribution).

The FAFSA for college attendance beginning Fall of 2017 can be filed beginning October 1, 2016, using your 2015 tax year information. 

If your financial or living situation has significantly changed since 2015, you will still be required to use your 2015 information, then follow up with a call to each of your colleges' financial aid offices to explain your situation. You will be asked for documentation.
Financial aid deadlines vary by college, but if you file your FAFSA by December you should be in no danger of missing a deadline. If you are unsure, check your college's website.

Fill out the FAFSA online at

Families wanting to get a preliminary EFC before they are eligible to fill out the FAFSA can use the FAFSA4caster.

Cal Grant

Your Cal Grant GPA will be uploaded to the California Student Aid Commission in December. This gpa is calculated differently than most gpa's you've seen, but should be close to what you normally know as your cumulative gpa. There is nothing you need to do, no paperwork to fill out.

What you DO need to do is follow up! It is important for you monitor your Cal Grant status and make sure your GPA actually made it all the way into the state's database. Remember, a missed deadline is a missed deadline, even if it wasn't your fault. After you file your FAFSA. visit webgrants4students to verify your status - you'll need to create a profile. If anything you see (or don't see) worries you, ask Mrs. Bastian or your Counselor to help you figure it out.

Loans / Work Study

Stafford Loan
This is a federal student loan. With the unsubsidized loan, the interest accrues while you are in school, but you don't pay it until after you stop attending. With the subsidized loan, the government pays the interest while you are in school.

Work Study
A college might offer Work Study (on-campus employment) as a way for you to meet your cost of attendance. It is important to know that these offers can vary widely from college to college. Work Study is very similar to having an off-campus job, but with Work Study your pay in considered financial aid rather than income.

Other Loans
If you still have unmet need, the PLUS loan is a popular loan for parents of students. Some families choose to use a home equity-type loan. Shop around for best interest rates and repayment options.


Local Scholarships are due!!!
March 1, 2017
In addition to the scholarships listed below, do not forget to log on to and create a User Profile to apply for our local scholarships!

Regional/National scholarships:



Career Exploration

EDUHSD Career Expo & Job Fair 
March 15, 2017
6:30-8:00 pm
Union Mine High School


Spring ASVAB will take place on Monday, February 13th from 1:00 to 4:00 in G4.
Military Basics:
  • Military Enlistment requires an ASVAB score for entrance and job placement
  • ASVAB can be taken either at the school site, or at MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station)
  • The ASVAB test is offered twice during the school year
    • Fall - usually in November
    • Spring - usually in February

Volunteer Information

Work Permits

Summer work permits can be turned into the PHS Counseling Office through June 20, 2017. After June 20, work permit applications must be taken to the District Office. We can start processing them again at Ponderosa on Monday, July 17, 2017. 
Summer Work



  • Letters of Recommendation: 
    Personal Data Form:
    WORD  |  PDF
  • Resume example 1 (editable google doc: choose file->make a copy to customize)
  • Resume example 2 (editable google doc: choose file->make a copy to customize)Resume example 3 (editable google doc: choose file->make a copy to customize)

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NROTC Scholarship Talk
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 @ Lunch
in College & Career Center
EDUHSD College Fair
Monday, October 2, 2017 @ 6:30pm
at Union Mine High School
Financial Aid Night
Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 6:30pm
at Oak Ridge High School
Middle Years Event
Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 6:30pm
in Big Gym
Monday, November 6, 2017 @ 1pm
N4 Computer Lab
Military Academies Night
Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 6:30pm
in the PHS Theater
PSAT Parent-Student Information Night
Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 6:30pm
in PHS Cafeteria
 Community College Fair
in College & Career Center
Flyer & Participant List
 Folsom Lake College Application Workshop
Thursday, February 1, 2018  
at 12:30pm in the N4 computer lab
NROTC Scholarship Information
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ Lunch
in College & Career Center
Monday, March 5, 2018 @ 1pm
in N4 computer lab
 EDUHSD Career Expo & Job Fair
Open to all grades 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 6:30pm
Career Expo Flyer
 Folsom Lake College Registration Workshop
Monday, May 7, 2018
at 12:15pm in N4 
Scholarship Night (invitation only)
Thursday, May 3, 2018
at 6:30pm
Cammie Escobar
Phone: 530.677.2281, ext 2224