On August 29, 2013 the Financial Aid Office conducted its first ever Cal Grant 101 Workshop. The workshop was facilitated by Financial Aid Technician, Jenny Yang. Jenny is the newest member of the Financial Aid Office and she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the Cal Grant Program. Thirty three students attended the workshop and received valuable information. Funded by the State of California and administered by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC), Cal Grants are one of the smartest ways for students to get free money to help pay for their college education. Cal Grants help make college more affordable. Students who attended the workshop received important information about the application process and deadline dates. They also received hands-on assistance with creating a “WebGRANTS for Students” account. WebGRANTS is where students can monitor the status of their Cal Grant Award.
This workshop was coordinated and staffed by the Financial Aid Office. Special thanks to Financial Aid Technician, Jenny Yang for facilitating the workshop and helping students with their Cal Grant questions. Thank you to the Financial Aid Ambassadors and Transfer Center Ambassadors for helping promote this event.
The Financial Aid Office in collaboration with the Transfer Center will be offering another Cal Grant workshop next month during Transfer Awareness Month. Cal Grants for Transfer Students will be held on October 14, 2013 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Room 2117B. Please encourage your students to attend this valuable workshop. Participation slips will be available.
Please continue to encourage your students to apply for financial aid, please contact Jocelyn Vila, Program Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a financial aid presentation in your classroom – remind your students that there is still time to apply for financial aid.
Article & Photos by Jocelyn Vila