California offers ways to help you and your family afford college:
Cal Grant Financial Aid Program - Guarantees financial aid based on need to every qualified student who applies.
Middle Class Scholarship - This program, recently created by the Legislature, significantly reduces fees at the California State University and University of California for families who qualify.
In order to qualify, students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application by March 2, 2018.
The California Student Aid Commission is offering free workshops to help students complete their application. At these workshops, advisors will be available to discuss financial aid opportunities and assist students with completing the FAFSA form. There will be several workshops throughout our area. My office will be co-hosting two of the upcoming Cash for College events.
January 17, 2018
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Leadership Public School Hayward
28000 Calaroga Ave.
Hayward, CA United States
February 7, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 PM
James Logan High School
1800 H St.
Union City, CA United States
Everyone is welcome to attend. Here is what you should bring to the Cash for College workshop:
- Student and Parent Social Security #’s (and Alien Registration #’s if you are not a U.S. Citizen), if applicable.
- Your family’s 2016 federal tax forms like 1040, W-2, bank statements, etc. You will not have to reveal this information to anyone, but you will need it to complete the forms.