The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program and the Financial Aid Office coordinated to host the Student Success Workshop at the STEM Center in Building 7. Students were invited to learn how to take advantage of scholarships and work study, filing for FAFSA, and understanding eligibility for different forms of grants and loans.

Financial Aid Program Services Coordinator Patricia Flores and Financial Aid Campus Ambassador Jonathan Scott discussed their experiences, providing useful advice to attendees.

Students’ were primarily concerned with eligibility for financial aid and how it could be used and applied to support their educational goals. With many students facing uncertainty as they transfer or are beginning their college journey, the event facilitated connecting directly with the Financial Aid department.

For more information about FAFSA and student aid, please reach out to Patricia Flores (, or visit the website at:

Article by Kaileiani Louie | Photo by Emilie Hein


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