Education Support Services Programs within the formal education system at post-secondary levels, or offered by outside agencies, that provide non-instructional services which support the admission of students to an educational program, their health and living conditions while students, their extracurricular activities options, and their ability to choose an appropriate course of study and adjust to and remain in school through the completion of their high school diplomas or college/university degrees.

 

Employment Initiative, Student Veterans of America
Program has two main components: a National Employment Partnership Program and a virtual job marketplace. The National Employment Partnership Program matches Student Veterans (SVA’s) vast membership with the expertise of national partners to create professional development and employment opportunities.

On-site Veterans Affairs Representative, Marine and Family Services, Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Offers on-site access to a Veteran's Affairs representative. The representative will help with various issues including benefits for education, medical insurance, home loans, and other services.

Veterans Affairs Office, City College
Provides VA benefits information, certification for veterans attending San Diego Community College District, and general information and referral to services designed to assist veterans in pursuing an education. Counseling is available through the campus counseling office.

GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING Programs that provide advice and guidance for students who need assistance in choosing courses or areas for major study, preparing for a vocation or further education, or coping with personal or learning problems, or who, because of lack of familiarity with the U.S. or other circumstances, require specialized support.

Academic Counseling

College/University Entrance Support

Higher Education Bridge Programs

Return to Education Support

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID Programs that enable students who demonstrate financial need to obtain the financial assistance they require to meet their educational and living expenses while in school. Most students receive a financial aid package which includes aid from a combination of sources that may include loans, scholarships, grants, work-study awards, and fellowships or assistantships for graduate students. Also included are programs that help current and former students make arrangements to defer, repay or obtain forgiveness for student loans.

Cal Grants, California Student Aid Commission
Funded by the State of California and administered by the California Student Aid Commission, Cal Grants are given to graduating or recently graduated high school students. Cal Grants do not have to be paid back and are guaranteed. With a Cal Grant the student can get up to $8,300 a year to pay for college expenses at any qualified California college, university or career college. Depending on which Cal Grant the student gets, the money can be used for tuition, room and board, and books.

Educational Benefits

Veteran Educational Benefits

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID OFFICES Offices in educational institutions that provide information about scholarships, grants, loans and work opportunities that may be available; and help students assess their eligibility for financial assistance, complete their applications and secure the resources they need to pursue their education.

TRIO, North County Educational Opportunity Center, Palomar Community College - Escondido
Provides college admissions counseling and information, counsels participants on financial aid options, and assist in filling out financial aid applications. Other assistance includes academic advise, information on post secondary education, class registration assistance, and on/off campus program referrals to help facilitate academic success.

TRIO, North County Educational Opportunity Center, Palomar Community College, San Marcos
Provides college admissions counseling and information, counsels participants on financial aid options, and assist in filling out financial aid applications. Other assistance includes academic advise, information on post secondary education, class registration assistance, and on/off campus program referrals to help facilitate academic success.

STUDENT SERVICES AND CAMPUS LIFE Offices and centers on elementary/secondary school and college/university campuses that are responsible for basic administrative services such as recruitment, admissions, registration and enrollment, and housing; support for students including health and mental health services, assistance for students with disabilities, meal services and transportation; access to an ombudsman for students with grievances; and involvement opportunities through fraternities, sororities, school clubs and student government. Some services such as school supplies may also be provided by outside organizations.

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS

TRIO, North County Educational Opportunity Center, Palomar Community College - Escondido
Provides college admissions counseling and information, counsels participants on financial aid options, and assist in filling out financial aid applications. Other assistance includes academic advise, information on post secondary education, class registration assistance, and on/off campus program referrals to help facilitate academic success.

TRIO, North County Educational Opportunity Center, Palomar Community College, San Marcos
Provides college admissions counseling and information, counsels participants on financial aid options, and assist in filling out financial aid applications. Other assistance includes academic advise, information on post secondary education, class registration assistance, and on/off campus program referrals to help facilitate academic success.

STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES

Disability Support Programs and Services, City College
Provides services and courses to support students with temporary or permanent disabilities in the achievement of their academic and vocational goals. Offers support services and adaptive technology equipment to enable students with physical, psychological, and learning disabilities to participate as fully as possible in college programs and activities. Provides specialized counseling and assessment, priority registration, and campus and program orientation. Offers employment enhancement programs to students who are clients of the Department of Rehabilitation (referral required). Employment services include vocational counseling and training support, career exploration, work experience/internships, and job seeking skills training. Programs vary by location.

Disability Support Programs and Services, Educational Cultural Complex
Provides services and courses to support students with temporary or permanent disabilities in the achievement of their academic and vocational goals. Offers support services and adaptive technology equipment to enable students with physical, psychological, and learning disabilities to participate as fully as possible in college programs and activities. Provides specialized counseling and assessment, priority registration, and campus and program orientation. Offers employment enhancement programs to students who are clients of the Department of Rehabilitation (referral required). Employment services include vocational counseling and training support, career exploration, work experience/internships, and job seeking skills training. Programs vary by location.