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The California Dream Act

California Dream Act (AB540) was signed into law October 12, 2001, authorizes any students, including undocumented students, who meet the following criteria to pay in-state tuition at California’s public colleges and universities. Attended a CA high school for 3 or More years. Graduated from a CA high or attained the equivalent of a HS diploma. [...]

Supporters

The East Bay Consortium is grateful for the support of the corporations, foundations, government agencies, and private donors that have contributed to our success. With their help, we strive to encourage today's youth to pursue their academic and personal goals. Our thanks to these major donors: California State Department of Education California State GEAR UP Cal-SOAP, [...]

Pre-Collegiate Academy

In 1991, the East Bay Consortium, in collaboration with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Merritt College, instituted the Pre-Collegiate Academy (PCA), a program specifically designed for students in Oakland middle and secondary schools. The PCA was established to remedy the growing number of students from low socio-economic backgrounds who were not qualifying for [...]

Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Aid

Welcome to the East Bay Consortium's Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Aid. Hopefully, we'll be able to answer all of your financial aid needs and questions from how to fill out a FAFSA to how to pay back school loans. Please browse around. If your questions are not answered in the guide, please feel free to [...]

Money for College

Don't let money be an obstacle to pursuing higher education. Research your financial aid options: grants and scholarships, educational loans, work-study programs. No matter what type of financial aid you are eligible for, the money is there for you. The distinguishing factor between scholarships and grants versus the other types of financial aid is that [...]

Accepting Student Loans

Before accepting a loan check, consider the following: Is the school or program a good investment? A school must tell you about its: graduates' success in job placement; tuition and refund policies; academic and training programs; financial aid programs; the faculty and facilities. Even if you do not graduate or are not happy with the [...]

Staff

Monica Montenegro Executive Director 510-879-1577 monica@eastbayconsortium.org Mónica Montenegro is the Executive Director of the East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions. Mónica has directed the East Bay Consortium since 2000 and has been with the agency since she was an undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. Boun Khamnouane Associate Director 510-879-1578 boun@eastbayconsortium.org Boun Khamnouane [...]