College Hosts Financial Aid Workshop
Occidental College on Saturday, Jan. 22 will host “Cash for College,” a free workshop that provides high school seniors step-by-step assistance in completing state and federal financial aid forms.
The workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Johnson Hall, Room 200.
Occidental is located at 1600 Campus Road in Eagle Rock. Parking is free.
“Many families just aren’t aware of the money that’s available to them,” said Maureen McRae Levy, director of financial aid at Occidental. “This outreach is designed to expose them to the opportunities they have. Students are often very surprised to learn they can go to the UC or CSU systems without paying any fees, or that they can get almost $9,000 to attend a private school.”
California Cash for College workshops take place across the state in January and February of each year. Sessions provide professional assistance to families completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Cal Grant GPA Verification Forms necessary for Cal Grants and other types of financial aid.
Whether graduating seniors plan to attend a four-year college or university, community college, or vocational or technical school, the FAFSA and Cal Grant forms are required for financial aid applications and must be submitted by March 2, 2005.
Families are encouraged to bring to the workshop federal income tax returns from 2004 (if available), W-2 forms or a most recent pay stub, and bank statements. For more information, contact Gina Becerril at (323) 259-2548.