Joe Gutierrez Office of Strategic Communication (909) 537-5007 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cal State San Bernardino will be one of the hosts of “Super Saturday,” when several Inland Empire Cash for College Financial Aid FAFSA Workshops take place on Saturday, Dec. 2.
The free Super Saturday financial aid workshop — aimed at high school seniors, their parents, as well as current college students — will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the university’s John M. Pfau Library, room PL-1109. Complimentary parking will be provided in lots C and D.
Students and families who attend the workshops will receive assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), California Dream Act, and Chafee Grant applications. Every student who attends a workshop will be placed in a $1,000 scholarship raffle.
The CSUSB Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is putting on the workshop in collaboration with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Inland Empire Economic Partnership. Organizers say this is the first time that the Cash for College Super Saturday event will take place all across Southern California. Other venues in the Inland Empire are Riverside Community College, Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, and Rancho Cucamonga High School.
“Our mission is to make education beyond high school more accessible to our students, and these free financial aid workshops are instrumental in educating our students and families so that financial barriers are no longer a factor in deciding against going to college,” said Paul Granillo, IEEP president and CEO. “We are pleased to partner with the LA Area Chamber and UNITE-LA to expand their great work to the Inland Empire.”
Students will still have until March 2 to submit their financial aid application(s) to be considered for state and/or federal financial aid. Students and their families can complete their financial aid application while, or even before, they apply for college admission. Also, students will not have to wait for parents/guardians to file their taxes since the FAFSA now asks for income data from a “prior-prior year” for which the income tax filing deadline has already passed.
The Cash for College program aims to assist low-income and first generation college-goers with completing their financial aid applications so they can access financial aid for education and career/technical training beyond high school. More workshops will be available throughout the region leading up to the March 2, 2018, deadline.
The Inland Empire Economic Partnership is the Regional Coordinating Organization (RCO) for the California Cash for College (CCFC) Program in the Inland Empire. The CCFC program consists of financial aid workshops managed by the California Student Aid Commission (Commission), in coordination with CCFC Regional Coordinating Organizations.
For information on the CSUSB workshop, call the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at (909) 537-5227.
For more information on the Super Saturday Cash for College events, please visit the IEEP’s Cash for College webpage.