Local high school students are encouraged to attend one of a number of free Cash for College workshops next month, where they can receive help in filling out their federal financial aid applications.
Such workshops are starting extra early this year, because for the first time the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application are being accepted starting Oct. 1. In past years, applications were not accepted until January.
In addition, students who live in Richmond and North Richmond should know that the Richmond Promise college scholarship application process opens Oct. 3. The program provides up to $1,500 annually per student and also assists students through the financial aid process.
Here’s a list of dates, times and locations for upcoming Cash for College workshops:
What you should bring to the workshop:
For a full list of workshops throughout the Bay Area, visit here.
Also, the Richmond Promise team put together a nifty list of important events for students seeking financial aid. See below.
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