Welcome to AMPS College Advising Connection.
Here you will find the tools and information necessary to assist both students and parents in the application process. As students approach their senior year, it is imperative that parents and students understand the responsibility and importance of researching colleges to find the right fit for the student, understanding the financial aid process and the search for scholarships, and ensuring they take advantage of all the assistance and information available to them.
This advising connection will give parents and students easily accessible information and the necessary resources to make this process and transition into college easier.
Current OCHS Junior and Seniors CLICK HERE for more resources.
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*Note to students and parents*
OASES Tutoring Center - This past year seniors tutored elementary aged students at Cleveland Elementary School in Oakland, Ca.
Hong Fook Adult Day Health Center - Students assist the elderly in daily programs at the Hong Fook Centers.
Oakland's Children Hospital - A variety of volunteering opportunities for students.
Oakland Zoo - Most volunteering opportunities are 18 and up.
Black Excel: The College Help Network - A scholarship service for African-Americans.
Scholarship Scam Page - Federal Trade Commission info about scholarship scams.
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid - FinAid's financial aid page.
Scholarship Experts - Free scholarship search site with an up-to-date award database of over 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion.
The FAFSA Express - Download a free financial aid application.
Financial Aid Guide - U.S. Dept. of Education resources on financial aid.
College Scholarships and Financial Aid Page - Easy access to information on colleges, scholarships and SAT and ACT test preparation.
CSS Profile On-Line - The CSS Profile is the form many private colleges and universities require, in addition to the FAFSA, for those applying for financial aid.
Sallie Mae Financial Aid Information - Sallie Mae is a multi-purpose lending service which helps students in every aspect of applying for a securing loans. The CASHE scholarship search can be accessed through this site.