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Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial Aide & Scholarships

Financial Aid

  • FAFSA - Can apply starting October 1st of your senior year! Deadline: March 2nd
  • Who is my "Parent" for the FAFSA?
  • FAFSA4Caster gives you an early glimpse of the approximate amount of federal aid you will receive.  Go to FAFSA4CASTER
  • Use the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard to compare and contrast the average annual cost of colleges College Scorecard
  • Need help with completing the FAFSA? Attend the Cash4College workshop at PHHS on October 18th between 3:00pm and 6:00pm or one of the other Cash4College workshops taking place throughout the San Jose area on many different dates (info coming soon)

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  • Start with Naviance.  Naviance is a one-stop shop for all post-secondary planning.  Log into Naviance to research careers, colleges and scholarships.  Scholarships are posted in Naviance either by PHHS or ESUHSD.  Using Naviance you can search for both local and national scholarships using Scholarship Match tool, Scholarship List, and/or National Scholarship Search (links up to SallieMae). Log onto Naviance to start searching. Connect to Naviance.    
  • To log onto Naviance:  Username is the beginning of your email address (ONLY what comes before ShoopmanJill1234) and your Password is your 8-digit PHHS ID (e.g. 71501234)


General Scholarship Resources

Local Scholarship Resources

  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarships  Silicon Valley Community Foundation administers a variety of scholarship programs that grant up to $40,000 to high school, community college and university students. The majority of these scholarships are designated for current or former residents of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Applications accepted starting January 7th, 2019. The deadline for many of these scholarships is in February 2019.