Financial aid



  1. Login to EC Arms.

  2. Enter your student email address (example: Last Name + First Name + Last 4 digits of your Student ID

  3. Click on the Naviance Tile.

  4. Sign in Naviance.

  5. Enter your student email address (single sign-on, no password required).


For many students, paying for college is unattainable. While it is true that the cost of college is increasing an average of 2.6% for the past 10 years, colleges, universities, and private groups are working harder than ever in trying to find ways to help you achieve your dreams.

  • The first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application or the Dream Act Application for Undocumented Students.

  • The FAFSA window opens October 1st and you must apply before March 2nd.

  • Attend the FAFSA Financial Aid Presentation with your Parents.

  • The FAFSA will determine what kind of financial aid you qualify for: Grants, Scholarships, Work Study, Loans, etc.

  • Ask about the Community College Promise Grants and the EOP(S) opportunities.

  • Each college/university has scholarship opportunities to help you pay for college so be sure to communicate with the institutions.

ST SCHOLARSHIP opportunities

Ask your counselor to learn about Scholarships that are unique to Santa Teresa or East Side Union High School District.

Visit Naviance to view all Scholarship Opportunities:

  • Click the Scholarships tab drop down menu--View List

  • Click the criteria and apply

  • ST In-House Scholarships (offered to Seniors Students in the Spring):

  • Browse by Category drop down menu

  • Click on the 2nd Santa Teresa High School

  • Click on Go

  • Check the criteria and apply