Financial Help

CalFresh Program
CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program sponsored by the USDA that helps people purchase healthy foods. The program issues monthly electronic benefits on an EBT card that can be used at most grocery stores and farmers markets. Orange County Social Services Agency (OCSSA) is responsible for determining if an individual/household qualifies for CalFresh and individuals could receive up to $194/month in EBT benefits! Click above to learn more and see if you qualify!

UCI Basic Needs
The University of California, Irvine FRESH Basic Needs Hub is a student-initiated effort that promotes equitable access to basic needs through student empowerment, community collaboration, and institutional integration. Our aim is to shift cultural consciousness towards understanding the fulfillment of basic needs, which include food and housing security – a guaranteed right for every person. We are committed to making UCI a basic needs-secure campus. 

Hipsanic Association of Colleges and Universities: Scholarships
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities to assist in defraying some of your college expenditures.

Financial Literacy Help

Cash Course
Cash Course equips students with the tools and knowledge they need to help them make informed and thoughtful financial decisions throughout their college careers. Create a free account today!

Schwab MondayWise on Campus
Schwab MondayWise on Campus offers personal financial basics to improve your financial skills.

Schools First Federal Credit Union
Schools First Federal Credit Union offers advice in the form of videos for a easier understanding of financial topics.

Financial Advice and Tips

Paying for College Student Resource Guide 2019-2020
Courtesy of Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard’s District Office, this resource guide has a list of scholarships, internships, fellowships, etc. divided by monthly deadlines.

Paying for College: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Whether you’re attending college soon, are a current student, or already have student loans, we’ve put together some tools and resources to help you make the best decisions for you.

Homeless Youth and Higher Education: Resources, Programs and Awareness for College Students in Need
This guide highlights challenges commonly faced by unaccompanied homeless youth and provides information on resources for those trying to earn a degree while battling homelessness.

¡Gradúate! Financial Aid Guide to Success
The guide above is a White House Department of Education Initiative to help Hispanic students and families navigate the college application process.