Preparing for college can be a fun, exciting and stressful time. California offers many options to help students and their families plan, and pay for college.

The University of California System

The California State University System

Financial Aid

Learn about the various Financial Aid Programs administered by the California Student Aid Commission.


ScholarShare is a state-sponsored 529 college savings plan that helps families and individuals plan for the cost of higher education. Visit this website for more details.