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Cash Course: Your Real Life Money Guide


 Cash Course


College students are all too familiar with financial stress. From day-to-day expenses, bills, rent, tuition, repayment of loans, and entertainment, it can feel like money is always tight. Even with the help of financial aid and a part time job, money can come and go in a blink of an eye with nothing to show for it. It's time to take control of your financial future and make your money count today!

Diablo Valley College has partnered with CashCourse to provide students with FREE financial literary resources! You can use CashCourse to:

  • Create a budget
  • Plan for retirement
  • Create a plan to pay off a debt
  • Build your savings
  • Learn about investment options
  • Set financial goals
  • Learn about student loan repayment plans
  • and much more!

Check out these sample budget worksheets available through CashCourse:

Create a FREE account and learn more at CashCourse!


Other resources

Links to federal and state financial aid websites, including student entrance/exit interviews.


FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on the Web

Apply for federal student aid online.

California Dream Act Application

Application for California state aid for AB540 undocumented students.

WebGrants for Students

Access information about your Cal Grant or Chafee Grant award through the California Student Aid Commission student access portal.

Chafee Grant

Apply for the Chafee Grant for Foster Youth, which offers up to $5000 per year in grant assistance to qualified students.

Direct Loans

Apply for federal student loans, complete entrance and exit loan counseling, and learn about loan repayment options.

Net Price Calculator

For further program cost information


Federal Student Aid Information Center

For questions and information about FAFSA application:
Box 84 Washington, D.C., 20044
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Eastern Time

California Student Aid Commission

For questions and information about Cal Grant A, B, and C:
P.O. Box 419026
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9045
(916) 445-0880

Internal Revenue Services (IRS)

Order tax transcripts, wage transcripts or download tax forms.  If assistance is needed you may call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

Selective Service System

Check your registration status or register online.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

San Francisco Field Office
444 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(800) 375-5283