Welcome to your Inland Empire Resource Hub!

Explore this page to access resources in the Inland Empire to help you along your college journey. Here you will find information about: 

  • Mental Health Resources 
  • Low-cost technology and support 
  • Financial assistance 
  • Career exploration and employment 
  • Information about local colleges
  • Inland Empire organizations working for you! 

Connect with us via social media @gotocollegeca! DM our team if you have a specific question or an idea to talk about. Have tips, tricks, or resources you want to share with other IE students? Email us at hello@letsgotocollegeca.org so we can share it! This page is in partnership with IE Students, where you can find additional resources for students in the Inland Empire.

Featured Videos

Tips on studying schedule & managing your time

Tips on creating a learning space at home

Tips on online academic resources

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Resources for Students

FINANCIAL AID

Federal Student Aid is available to help ALL prospective and admitted college students pay for educational expenses. Apply for FAFSA today!

Undocumented students should apply to the California Dream Act to receive state and institutional financial aid. Learn more about applying to the CA Dream Act.  

A list of the most relevant Student Questions and Borrower Questions compiled by the U.S. Department of Education.

If you need to appeal your financial aid letter, click here to review templates you can use depending on your particular circumstance in your outreach to the financial aid department.

Check out this video about Comparing your Financial Aid Award Letters

VIRTUAL LEARNING

Zoom offers great advice for students just getting started. Click the link and read Section 1, steps 1, 2, 4, and 5 for the best information to learn how to use Zoom as a beginner student. 

Scanning and Submitting Documents  

Students get Office 365 for free! Office 365 Education is a Microsoft application that bundles services used in virtual instruction. Office 365 includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. Click the link above and submit your valid school email address to download and get started today. 

GSuite is a free service offered by Google that easily provides individuals and groups collaborative tools like Google Mail, Drive, Docs, and Sheets. GSuite is widely used across organizations because of the ease to which it allows team members to work together on the same file in real-time.

BASIC NEEDS

Find food resources near you in the Inland Empire! Click here

Health & Emotional Support: Connecting you with free or affordable healthcare services in the Inland Empire, click here

Emergency Funding: To help you find and receive financial assistance, we’ve compiled a list of emergency scholarships and pandemic unemployment assistance information here.

INTERNET

Below are four California services that offer low-cost internet to students of low-income families in the Inland Empire. Make sure to check if the ISP offers service in your area.

  • Assurance Wireless: FREE Phone and Data 
    • Offer: FREE Adroid Smartphone, 5GB Data Each Month, FREE Unlimited Texts Each Month, FREE Unlimited Voice Messages Each Month
    • Qualifications: Enrollment in this government benefit program is available to consumers who qualify based on federal or state-specific eligibility criteria. You may qualify if you are on certain public assistance programs, like Medi-Cal or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). You can also qualify based on your household income. You must provide proof of program participation or proof of income.Discounts provided by the California and federal Lifeline programs are limited to one per household. Separate households that live at the same address are eligible, including residents of homeless shelters and nursing homes. Residents with temporary addresses are also eligible. A household is defined as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses.
    • Phone Number: 1-888 321-5880

  • Spectrum Internet Assist
    • Offer: Two months of free internet service for households with a K-12 or college student who do not already have a Spectrum internet subscription. Installation fees will be waived, and customers will receive free access to Spectrum public Wi-Fi access points for 60 days. 
    • Price: Low-cost plan ($17.99-$23.99/mo) implemented after the two-month promotion ends. No Data Caps, free Modem, wi-fi is an extra five dollars more per month. 
    • Qualifications: Households with children participating in the National School Lunch Program and people 65 years or older receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Ask to enroll in Spectrum Internet Assist in order receive two the promotional offer and remain on the low-cost plan. 
    • Phone Number: 1-844-488-8395 

  • Comcast Internet Essentials
    • Offer: 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service. increasing Internet speeds for the Internet Essentials service from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps for all new and existing customers, which will be the speed of the service going forward. In this way, we will ensure that Internet Essentials customers will be able to use their Internet service for all their increased needs as a result of this health crisis. Option for low-cost, $150.00 laptop.  
    • Price: $9.95/month
    • Qualifications: The Internet Essentials program is normally available to all qualified low-income households in Comcast’s service area.
    • Phone Number: 1-855-846-837

  • human-IT
    • Offer: human-it, a nonprofit organization, provides assistance with the sign-up process for this offer. 
    • Price: $14.99 per month, One-time cost of $99.99 for the hotspot. 
    • Qualifications: A household needs to be 200% or below of the federal poverty level or be currently enrolled in an income-based government assistance program. Examples of programs include: food support (SNAP), financial assistance (TANF), free or reduced lunch at school, Section 8 voucher, Medicaid, and SSI. Customers must show proof of eligibility.
    • Phone Number: (888) 519-4724

  • EveryoneOn
    • We help bring low-cost internet service and affordable computers to those who need it. EveryoneOn works with a wide range of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and device providers to feature their low-cost internet service programs and computers on our platform. www.everyoneon.org/find-offers

TECHNOLOGY DEVICES

EveryoneOn 

  • We help bring low-cost internet service and affordable computers to those who need it. EveryoneOn works with a wide range of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and device providers to feature their low-cost internet service programs and computers on our platform.

human-IT – Upgrades available for Ram Amount, HDD Capacity, and Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010.

  • Laptop Computers: Prices range from $89.95 to $149.95 for a refurbished Dell laptop.
  • Upgrades available for Ram Amount, HDD Capacity, and Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010. 
  • 20” Monitors Priced at $25.00 for all desktops.

PCs for People

  • Upgrades available for Ram Amount, HDD Capacity, LCD Monitors, Speakers, and Wireless Internet Adapters
  • Accessories: Accessories range from Mouses, Keyboards, LCD Monitor Cable, LCD Flat Panel Monitors, and Desktop Speakers
  • Desktop Computers: Prices range from $55.00 to $115.00 for a refurbished Dell, HP, or Lenovo computer 

Computer for Classrooms

  • Laptop Computers: Prices range from $100.00 to $250.00.
  • Desktop Computers: Prices range from $54.95 to $84.95 for a refurbished HP or Dell computer.
  • Desktop Computers: Prices range from $75.00 to $200.00 for a refurbished HP computer.
  • Desktops include an LCD Monitor; sizes range from 19”-22”.
  • Warranties are included.

Use the hashtag #gotocollegeIE and follow @StudentsIe and @gotocollegeca for more updates!

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@scholarmatch_hq continues to impact their students. Here's a quote from one of their ScholarMatch Students, Ramon! Get connected with them now, check the link in our bio for more information and give them a follow to stay updated! #highered #firstgen #scholarmatch ...

It’s that time of the month! 😄 Welcome to the 3rd week of @gotocollegeCA ‘s partner promotion month! ✨⁠

For our 3rd week, we have our partner ScholarMatch @scholarmatch_hq! Their mission is to support first-generation college students earn a bachelor’s degree within five years. They provide individualized college advising, targeted financial support, and career mentoring all the way to graduation! @scholarmatch_hq serves students in the San Francisco Bay region and nationwide through the CollegePoint Initiative.⁠

For high school students in the Bay area, you can join @scholarmatch_hq Destination College Program by submitting applications to be reviewed by programs staff. You can also be referred by high school counselors, community-based organizations, and other educators. Students in the Destination College Program are then invited to apply to the Scholars Program—a support program through college graduation that includes advising, career mentoring, and financial support from one of their scholarship partners!⁠

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REMINDER: Celebrate our 1 year anniversary🥳 with us and complete our student survey. 📲 All high school junior/seniors and college students who complete our survey will be entered to win awesome prizes like an Apple iPad⁠

The survey can be found in our link in bio! Only takes 5-10 minutes to complete. ⁠

Tag your friends in the comments so they know to complete the survey. ⬇⬇⬇⁠

Rules: ⁠
1. Only one survey submission per person, multiple submissions will be disqualified ⁠
2. Winners will have to provide proof of enrollment for Fall 2021⁠
3. Only open to CA HS juniors and seniors and college students⁠
5. Must be following us on social media⁠

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Shout out to FGE @firstgenempowerment for their incredible informational workshops! If you are a high school student or college student, we encourage y'all to attend an upcoming workshop because it is very beneficial. We are thrilled to have y'all as partners! ⁠

Also, stay tuned y'all! We have a workshop together soon! ⁠

Be sure to check out their upcoming workshops, link in bio for more info! (: ⁠
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