CASH FOR COLLEGE WORKSHOP
Every January and February, students and families attend FREE Cash for College Workshops across California for help to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form required for Cal Grants. Reedley College will host a Cash for College Workshop on the following days: 2-2-11 from 6:00-8:00p.m.
High school seniors and recent graduates who have not yet attended college — go to a Cash for College workshop, apply for a Cal Grant by the March 2 deadline, and you could qualify for an extra $1,000 scholarship!
Please visit http://www.calgrants.org/index.cfm?navId=16
for more information Financial Aid Workshops
There are many financial aid workshops taking place to help students with questions on financial aid and the application process. Other local workshops are available. Please visit http://www.calgrants.org/applications/workshops.cfm
for more information. Financial Aid Scams
Do not go to fafsa.com! Fafsa.com is a pay site. You should never have to pay to sign up for financial aid.
Please take a look at this article. It has very good information on scholarship scams Scholarship Scams
Please read this article titled "Beware the Scholarship Hucksters "http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/26/AR2007012602025.html
Need Money for College? Doesn't everybody? Unfortunately, in their efforts to pay the bills, many students and their families are falling prey to scholarship scams. Please visit this website: http://www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams
Financial Aid. Everyone Should Apply!
All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid, even if their family income and assets are above the ceilings. Many things can happen, between the time the FAFSA is submitted and the start of school, that can dramatically change a family’s situation, including illness or layoff. Here is some information explaining the Cal Grant Program: Cal Grant English Flyer and Cal Grant Spanish Flyer
Please visit fafsa.ed.gov and start planning to sign up for financial aid while at college.
*Start with getting a PIN. A PIN is your electronic signature. Go to http://www.pin.ed.gov/
The College Preparation Checklist explains how to prepare academically and financially for college through “to do” lists aimed at elementary and secondary school students and their parents.CollegeWeekLive:
And don't forget that you and your students can login to www.CollegeWeekLive.com
to view college admissions content on-demand - including student video chats from more than sixty universities, admissions-specific information and virtual booths for hundreds of colleges and universities, and presentations from admissions experts such as "How to Find a School's Financial Fingerprint" by Lynn O'Shaughnessy, Author, NY Times Contributor.