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Cash For College Workshops
Financial Aid. Just hearing the words can send high school seniors into a panic. California Student Aid Commission wants to change the way you think, and feel, about financial aid.
Taking a Cash For College workshop can help you apply for thousands in financial aid dollars! One hour of your time can mean a million more dollars over your lifetime. Find the Cash For College Workshop closest to you and sign up!
San Gabriel High School San Gabriel High School
801 Ramona Street San Gabriel 91776 Los Angeles
8:00 AM 12:00 PM
Theodore Roosevelt High School Theodore Roosevelt High School
456 S Mathews St, Los Angeles 90033 Los Angeles
9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Santee Education Complex Santee Education Complex
1921 Maple Ave. Los Angeles 90011 Los Angeles
9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Narbonne High School Narbonne High School
24300 S Western Ave Harbor City 90710 Los Angeles
4:00 PM 7:00 PM
San Leandro High School San Leandro High School
2200 Bancroft Avenue San Leandro 94577 Alameda
6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Fresno City College Hoover High School
5550 North 1st Street Fresno 93710 Fresno
6:00 PM 7:30 PM
Fresno City College Fresno High School
1839 N. Echo Ave Fresno 93704 Fresno
6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Animo Inglewood Charter High School Animo Inglewood Charter High School
3425 W Manchester Blvd Inglewood 90305 Los Angeles
3:30 PM 4:30 PM
- To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, loans, and work-study, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.
- In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.
To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must meet the following requirements but other requirements might apply:
- Be a citizen or eligible noncitizen of the United States.
- Have a valid Social Security Number. (Students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau are exempt from this requirement.)
- Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have completed homeschooling. If you don’t, you may still be eligible for federal student aid if you were enrolled in college or career school prior to July 1, 2012. Go to http://studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility/basic-criteria for additional information.
- Be enrolled in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a degree or certificate.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
- Not owe a refund on a federal student grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
- Register (or already be registered) with Selective Service, if you are a male and not currently on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. (Students from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau are exempt from registering; see www.sss.govfor more information.)
- Not have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, loans, or work-study). If you have such a conviction, you must complete the Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet to determine if you are eligible for aid or partially eligible for aid.
- The U.S. Department of Education awards about $150 billion every year to help millions of students pay for college. This federal student aid is awarded in the form of grants, low-interest loans, and work-study funds.
How do I apply for aid?
- To apply for federal student aid, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- By completing and submitting a FAFSA, you will automatically be considered for federal student aid. In addition, your state and college may use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for nonfederal aid.
- Completing the FAFSA is an easy process, and it’s completely free. We recommend that you submit your FAFSA online using FAFSA on the Web, as your application will process within 3-5 days; alternatively, you can submit a paper FAFSA, which processes within 7-10 days.
- For help with filling out the FAFSA, you can go tohttp://studentaid.ed.gov/resources#free-application-for.
- Yes. Because eligibility for federal student aid does not carry over from one award year to the next, you need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each award year in which you are or plan to be a student.
- Your eligibility for financial aid can differ from year to year for various reasons, including your family’s financial situation and the number of your family members enrolled in college.
If you have more questions, visit FAFSA.ed.gov.
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