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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal, state and private funds to help eligible families afford the cost of higher education.

Types of Financial Aid

  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Work Study
  • Loans

How is Financial Aid Calculated

  • All colleges use a simple formula to determine financial-need: Cost of Attendance (COA) - Expected Family Contribution (EFC) =Financial Need
  • Cost of Attendance (COA) includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, housing, meals, and personal expenses.
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is the amount the Federal Government determines a family can contribute towards their child's education. The EFC is calculated from income and assets reported by parents and student.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

For Federal Aid: Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is free.Find it here:

Gateway holds an annual Financial Aid workshop in January/February. Check the Communigator and Gateway’s website for announcements.

Helpful Websites with Financial Aid Information

Gateway’s College Counseling Program was honored as a model of school reform excellence, having achieved measurable results for traditionally underserved students, by the Rossier School of Education at University of Southern California in 2006.

College Counselors:

Mr. Joel Rangel

Danielle Johnson

College Counseling 11 and 12 Course

College Board (CEEB) School Code for Gateway High School:


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