Colleges and Vocational Schools

CA Community Colleges

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Shasta College

SCI*FI is an educational support program for college students who are current or former foster youth. Weekly workshops, academic support, and individual mentoring help students succeed in their coursework and also develop the skills needed to foster a stable transition into independence.

Simpson College

Institute of Technology

Institute of Technology

If you’ve been looking for the right trade school in California, Institute of Technology is a technical training school that specializes in a wide array of career training programs. At our Redding campus, you can receive the professional knowledge and skills you need to successfully launch your new career in one of today’s growing fields. Our Shasta County vocational school can soon help you take control of your life with a rewarding career.

Shasta Bible College

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Shasta Bible College and Graduate School offers an affordable, quality, bible centered college experience on a small family oriented campus.

Shasta School of Cosmetology

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Shasta School of Cosmetology offers programs to help you reach your goals of becoming a board-certified cosmetologist, esthetician, manicurist, or school-certified instructor in the State of California. Our unique learning environment provides hands-on training and formal student salon experience while offering the tools you need to be successful in the exciting industry of Cosmetology and related fields.

National University

Since 1971, National University has been dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse student population. As a nonprofit institution, National University invests in its students by providing them with quality educational instruction and learning technologies, superior faculty, and exemplary student services.

Calif. State Universities (CSU)

University of California (UC)

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Financial Aid and Assistance

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Chafee Grant for Foster Youth


If you are or were in foster care and have financial need, you may qualify for up to $5,000 a year for career and technical training or college. You don’t have to pay this money back. You may also be able to use your grant to help pay for child care, transportation and rent while you’re in school. You can use your Chafee Grant at any eligible California college or university or career or technical school, as well as schools in other states.


FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

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Other Financial Opportunities


North State Scholarships

The North State Scholarships online application system allows you to import information you have already entered from one application into additional applications.


College OPTIONS provides free programs and services to strengthen the college and career readiness culture in the North State, and helps students of all ages and their families make informed decisions about post-high school educational opportunities.