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Financial Aid


February 6, 2024 (English-Speaking Families)

February 8, 2024 (Spanish-Speaking Families)

Time: 6:30PM- 8:00PM

Location: Valencia High School Library

See Flyer for details

Applying for Financial Aid

The FILING APPLICATION PERIOD for FAFSA and the CA DREAM ACT is December 31, 2023 - June 30, 2024.

We highly encourage all students to apply for financial aid if they are planning to attend a four-year university, community college, or trade school. 


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

 Students with a social security number need to complete the FAFSA ( by March 2, 2023. The District will automatically submit current seniors' GPAs, unless student has opted out of the submission.

If you have questions or need assistance you can contact FAFSA directly at 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)


CA Dream Act: 

Students without a social security number and/or students who went through deferred action (DACA) process need to complete the CA Dream Act ( by March 2, 2023. The District will automatically submit current seniors' GPAs, unless student has opted out of the submission.

Four of the most common types of financial aid include:

1 .GrantsGrants are FREE money. Grants are given based on a student's financial need. Students must file a FAFSA/Dream Act in order to eligible to receive grants.

  1. LoansLoans are borrowed money that you must pay back, usually with interest. To learn more about loans, click here.
  2. Work- StudyWork-study is like having a job, however, the money earned does not count against a student when reporting their taxes on their FAFSA the following year. Additionally, students who receive work-study are often receive priority versus student who do not have work-study when applying to a job. If you are interested, make sure to mark yes on your FAFSA application. Eligibility is determined upon filing your application. 
  3. Scholarships- The Valencia Counseling Office provides an extensive array of scholarships for students to apply to. Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships based on academic achievement, interest/hobbies, talent, career goals, sports, etc. Scholarships and more information are available online and at the College and Career Center.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11
Compliance Officer for Complaints. Employee complaint: Dr. Issaic Gates, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Gina Aguilar, Director, Student Services (714) 985-8670. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Assistant Superintendent, Executive Services (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Melissa Samson, Administrator, Student Services (714) 985-8671
Procedure for Complaints. Uniform Complaint Policy Form 1312.3 (English), 1312.3 (Spanish). Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures Form 1312.4 (English) and 1312.4 (Spanish)
El Distrito Escolar Unificado Placentia-Yorba Linda, prohíbe la discriminación, acoso, intimidación, hostigamiento en todas las actividades, programas y empleo del distrito en base a género real o percibido, identificación de género, expresión de género, raza, etnia, color, religión ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado de inmigración, sexo, orientación sexual, estatus marital o parental, embarazo, edad discapacidad física o mental o en base a la asociación de la persona con una persona o grupo, con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Referencia: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.
Quejas de empleados: Dr. Issaic Gates, Asistente de Superintendente, Recursos Humanos (714) 985-8408. Titulo IX Acoso Sexual y cualquier otra queja de discriminación: Gina Aguilar, Directora, Educación Secundaria (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Asistente de Superintendente, Servicios Ejecutivos (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Melissa Samson, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

Employee/Student Non-Fraternization Policy: BP 4101