Colleges across California host various iterations of Cash for College workshops and events to promote and increase awareness of financial aid to eligible students. The event included Jenny’s Churro truck which provided free churros to students who completed a survey regarding their current use of financial aid and to promote the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act application for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year. The survey also included new information such as the name change of the Board of Governor’s (BOG) fee waiver, now known as the California College Promise Grant (CCPG), which covers part-time and full-time student’s enrollment fees for the academic year.
Students were also exposed to the weekly financial aid workshops that assist students and their families to complete their applications and the federal work-study program which allows students to gain on-campus employment or with the America Counts tutoring program. The financial aid office intends to host additional Cash for College workshops in the upcoming 2018-2019 year for students who were unable to attend the event. For more information or questions regarding financial aid, visit the financial aid website.
Article and Photo by Jeremy Evangelista-Ramos