School & Stress
Between balancing school, work, a social life, and sleep – things can get overwhelming. Here are some helpful tips.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA®
- Search Over 3.7 Million College Scholarships & Grants
- CSS Profile™ – Access to more than $9 billion for thousands of undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
- Student Aid Commission
- Free Money for Foster Youth for College or Career Training
- LGBTQIA Scholarship
- Scholarships for Minorities
- Financial Aid for CA Dream Act Members (AKA Dreamers)
Handling School Stress
GED Process & Adult Education
Independent Living Programs
Resources for Foster Youth
- General Resources for Foster Youth Scholars
- Online Resource Portal, TAY Assistant and Digital Locker, Jobs
- Priority College Registration
Guardian Scholars Program
On-campus programs committed to providing support and services to former foster youth to assist in meeting the student’s academic and personal needs.
CA State Universities
University of California Guardian Scholar
- Berkeley: California Independent Scholars Network (CISN)
- Davis: Guardian Scholars
- Santa Cruz: The Smith Renaissance Society
Sacramento State University Student Emergency Housing
(916) 278-6060 | website
Sacramento State University Emergency Housing offers temporary emergency housing for CSU students facing homelessness. You MUST be a registered Sacramento State University student in good academic standing and with no criminal background. You can call Student Affairs and ask for the case manager. Laundry and showers are provided. Food assistance is provided as well if you are not receiving cash resources such as Cal Fresh, SSI, etc.
Sacramento Unified School District – Homeless Services Program
(916) 278-6060 | website
The Homeless Services program supports the enrollment, attendance and achievement of homeless students to ensure they receive equal access to educational opportunities. Specific services include assistance in the following areas: school enrollment and attendance support services, records retrieval, school and hygiene supplies, health/immunization referrals, shelter/housing and community referrals, and education support services under McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act: Education for Homeless Children and Youths.
Parker Family Resource Center & Homeless Services
(916) 277-6892 | website
Monica McRho, Homeless Program Coordinator
If you choose to stay at your “school of origin” (also known as your “home school”), you have the right to get free transportation to and from school. This will usually be in the form of bus tokens.