Students and families learn how to apply for Cal Grants and other financial aid
High schools in Pasadena will host five Cash for College workshops in January and February to help Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students and their families complete applications for college grants and scholarships.
Following a presentation, volunteers and computers will be available to help students and their parents complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Cash for College workshops are geared toward current high school seniors but are open to all students who will enter college in fall 2013 or anytime during the 2013 – 2014 school year.
In addition, at least one 12th-grade student who attends a workshop, completes an online evaluation form and submits their FAFSA and Cal-grant Grade Point Average (GPA) verification form by the March 2, 2013 deadline will be eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship. More information (including a list of what to bring to the workshop) is available on the Cash for College website www.calgrants.org
Spanish-speaking volunteers will be available. Workshop dates and locations are listed below:
Thursday, January 17 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. John Muir High School 1905 Lincoln Ave. Pasadena
Saturday, January 26 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Marshall Fundamental Secondary School 990 N. Allen Ave. Pasadena
Saturday, January 26 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pasadena High School 2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena
Wednesday, January 30 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Opportunities for Learning 2029 Lincoln Ave. Pasadena
Monday, February 4 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. John Muir High School 1905 Lincoln Ave. Pasadena