Sen. Cannella Highlights Free Cash for College Workshops

Monday, January 27, 2014

State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) cordially invites high school students and their families to attend a free Cash for College workshop to learn more about how to apply for Cal Grants. The Cash for College program is a partnership with the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) and the South County California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP). Events will be held throughout January and February in Merced, Le Grand, Los Banos, Dos Palos and Madera.

“As we have seen state tuition rise exponentially over the past few years, it is becoming increasingly difficult for families and their children to afford to go to college, preventing many students from obtaining a higher education, and in turn, affecting our future workforce and ultimately, our economy.” said Cannella. “It is important that students and parents are made aware of the resources and opportunities available to them. I strongly encourage all prospective students attend a Cash for College workshop near you to take full advantage of financial aid resources.”

Cash for College workshops provide assistance, guidance, and resources to high school students who wish to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Middle Class Scholarship, as well as one-on-one assistance for how to complete the Cal Grant GPA verification form. Students also have the opportunity to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from the California Student Aid Commission. To complete the application, parent and student 2012 or 2013 tax forms and student social security card are needed.

Merced Cash for College Events

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
4-7 p.m.
Merced College
Assessment Lab
3600 M Street
Merced, CA 95348

Saturday, February 1, 2014
12:30-3 p.m.
UC Merced
Computer Lab
5200 N. Lake Rd
Merced, CA 95343

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
4-7 p.m.
Merced College
Assessment Lab
3600 M Street
Merced, CA 95348

Saturday, February 8, 2014
10 a.m. - 4p.m.
Merced Mall
610 Merced Mall
Merced, CA 95348

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
5:30-7 p.m.
Merced County Office of Education
Wolfe Center
632 W 13th Street
Merced, CA 95341

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
4-7 p.m.
Merced College
Assessment Lab
3600 M Street
Merced, CA 95348

Le Grand Cash for College Event

Monday, February 3, 2014
6-8 pm
Le Grand High School
12961 Le Grand Rd.
Le Grand, CA 95333

Los Banos Cash for College Event

Monday, January 27, 2014
6-8 p.m.
Pacheco High School
200 N. Ward Avenue
Los Banos, CA 93635

Dos Palos Cash for College Event

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
6-8 p.m.
Dos Palos High School
1701 E. Blossom Street
Dos Palos, CA 93620

Madera Cash for College Events

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
6-8 p.m.
Madera South High School
705 W Pecan
Madera, CA 93637

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
6-8 p.m.
Madera Community College Center
30277 Avenue 12
Madera, CA 93638

For more information, please visit http://www.asmdc.org/issues/fundingcollege/.