Attend Free Cash for College Workshop 1/31/2015

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money 2Are you confused by FAFSA and the whole financial aid process? You’re not alone! Cash for College Workshops can help! In conjunction with CalGrants, they provide free, one-on-one professional financial aid assistance to families completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form, and California Dream Act application [if applicable].

They have an upcoming workshop, this Saturday, January 31,2015 from 10 am – 2 pm Dorsey High School, 3537 Farmdale Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90016. They also have one at Hamilton High School on February 10. Click here for more California dates and locations.

Also, high school seniors— attend a Cash for College workshop, complete an exit survey, apply for a Cal Grant by the March 2 deadline, and you could qualify for extra incentive scholarships! Students eligible for instate tuition assistance (AB 540) may also qualify for the incentive scholarship.

What to bring:

  1. Financial documents for parents or guardians such as the 2014 Federal income tax return, their W-2 Forms or any records of earned income.

  2. Student’s Social Security Card, Driver’s License or Alien Registration Card [if applicable].

  3. If student is under-documented, AB540 experts will work with them to determine eligibility for programs under the California Dream Act, and alternative opportunities for entering the college of their choice.

What to expect:

  1. Financial Aid professionals will be available to answer general and specific questions about completing the FAFSA, CalGrant and California Dream Act forms.

  2. Most families will be encouraged to complete the FAFSA form in the “on-line” format on computers at Workshop locations.  That means that most locations will complete student/family FAFSA forms in computer labs.

  3. Many Workshop locations will include a 45-minute power-point presentation with line-by-line instructions to complete the FAFSA form.

  4. All locations will host an immigrant student [AB540] counselor presenting college opportunities to students without residency status.

  5. Family resource materials will be available to encourage student success.

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