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East Bay Consortium

The East Bay Consortium’s mission is to increase the number of students finishing high school and enrolling in postsecondary institutions, through intensive educational enrichment. We offer many resources to help improve educational opportunities for students. Through these resources and our efforts, we promote their success in secondary school and in college. Most of our programs serve primarily students from low-income families or from environments with historically low college attendance rates.

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Linyi "Nikki" Yu
Program Coordinator 
East Bay Consortium
East Bay Solano County Consortium/Cal-SOAP

314 E. 10th Street, Ste. C-223
Oakland CA 94606
Phone: (925) 391-0644
Office: (510) 879-1586
Fax: (510) 451-5923  

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Academic Programs

EBC offers an intensive  academic preparation program through the Pre-Collegiate Academy and  in-class and after-school tutoring services.


College Advising Programs

College advising services are provided at College and Career Information Centers, college fairs and other events and programs at large to promote higher education.



Read stories from our current students, alumni and staff who have participated in our programs, which have transformed their academic and professional paths.


Money for College

Don’t let money be an obstacle to pursuing higher education. Research your financial aid options: grants and scholarships, educational loans, work-study programs. No matter what type of financial aid you are eligible for, the money is there for you.

The distinguishing factor between scholarships and grants versus the other types of financial aid is that you don’t have to pay grants and scholarships back. Repeat: this is money that you do not have to pay back, ever (FREE Money).

Are you looking for the scholarship(s) that is (are) right for you?

Browse around through this Financial Aid section to familiarize yourself with the types of student aid. Most of the information in this section was taken from the publication “Fund Your Future”, published by the California Student Aid Commission and EdFund. You may also use our Scholarship Directory to search for the scholarships for which you are eligible.

Remember, don’t let money be an obstacle. Use the money that is waiting for you!

College Information Library

Parents and students, use this resource to learn more about what you should do to prepare for college. Here you will find:

Steps to go to College – Find the right college for you and simplify the college-going process by following these steps–from finding what you want to writing your personal essay.

College Entrance Exams – Find out what exams you need to take to apply for college, how to prepare for them, and when to take them.

Juniors and Seniors – Use this checklist to make sure you don’t miss any details when applying for and preparing to go to college.

Admission Requirements – All students should check this link to find out what courses they need to take to be eligible to apply to college, and what scores you need to get on your entrance exams.

College Resources Online – You can’t get all the information you need from this site alone, so here are some great websites to give you more information about colleges, financial aid, and more.

References – This link includes contact information for California Colleges and Universities, High School requirements for applying to college, college terminology, and more.