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Central Valley California Student Opportunity & Access Program

The mission of Cal-SOAP is to educate, empower and encourage students and their families to access all opportunities to higher education. Cal-SOAP aims to raise the academic achievement and college/university enrollment levels of students from low-income thresholds, elementary and secondary schools located in geographic regions with low-eligibility and/or college participation rates, and first-generation students.

Our vision encompasses a very strong collaborative effort with our partners to ensure students’ success through services such as: academic tutoring, college & career advising, financial aid workshops, career technical education workshops, SAT/ACT Preparation, college application assistance, and college campus visits.

Cal-SOAP currently provides services in the districts of: Kerman, Mendota, Firebaugh and Golden Plains. It is funded by the California Student Aid Commission.
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Attention High School Seniors and Current College Students...

New Financial Aid Opportunity!

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Cal Grant Program and The Middle Class Scholarship

The Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) provides undergraduate students, including students pursuing a teaching credential, with family incomes and assets up to $156,000 a scholarship to attend University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campuses.

Both Cal Grants and the Middle Class Scholarship are only available by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at or the CA Dream Act Application at

Remember, you won't be eligible for the money unless you fill out the application and meet the March 2, 2017 deadline.

Need help filling out the Application?

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