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California Community Colleges Fair Chance Hiring Policy Guidance FAQ for Students 
FAQs developed for community college students with an arrest or conviction record to learn about their rights and responsibilities when seeking employment with a local California community college.

How to Start a Student Club Toolkit
Created based on input from formerly incarcerated students throughout California. 

Formerly Incarcerated Student Resource Resolution
A resolution adopted by the Student Senate for California Community Colleges to embrace a program or a resource center that helps formerly incarcerated individuals’ transition from prisons to campuses.

Reentry MythBuster on Federal Student Financial Aid
This Myth Buster is one in a series of fact sheets intended to clarify existing federal policies that affect formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. This fact sheet covers the following: Federal Supplemental Educational OpportunityGrant (FSEOG) and Federal Work-Study (FWS), Federal Student Loans, and FAFSA eligibility

Clear My Record
Clearing your record can help remove barriers to new jobs, housing, and educational opportunities. Clear My Record is a free, nonprofit, service for people with a criminal record in select California counties.

Clean Slate Clearinghouse
The Clean Slate Clearinghouse is a project funded by, and developed in partnership with, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) helps support juvenile and adult criminal record clearance around the country.

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Student Resources

The California Community Colleges is committed to supporting all students in their dream of achieving a college education. There are many resources to help you set a path for your future, including application assistance, financial aid, transfer support, and more. 

Follow the below link to access tools and information created by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to help get you started. 

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