With more than 1,000 attendees registered, Mt. San Antonio College will offer free financial aid assistance to area high school seniors and their parents during its annual “Cash for College” fair on Saturday, Feb. 8.
The event kicks off with opening co-sponsor presentations by Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod, Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez, and Senators Ed Hernandez, Norma Torres, and Bob Huff, starting at 9 a.m. in Mt. SAC’s Sophia B. Clarke Theater.
“This event is all about helping students fill out the necessary financial aid forms by the March 2 deadline so that they don’t miss out on thousands of dollars that may be available to them,” said Mt. SAC Financial Aid Director Chau Dao.
Cash for College provides hands-on assistance to college-bound students and their parents in completing and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms for the 2014-15 academic year.
The event also helps students maximize their financial aid prospects by meeting the March 2 priority financial aid filing deadline. Assistance with the California Dream Act application will also be available. Filing applications early is recommended.
Parents and students must bring a copy of students’ Social Security cards or permanent resident cards, and a 2013 federal 1040 tax return and W-2. If 2013 information is not available, a 2012 tax return may be used along with 2012 W-2 forms. The workshop information and assistance can be used to apply to any college, not just Mt. SAC.
Information and application forms will also be available for Admissions, Extended Opportunity and Programs Services, and other Mt. SAC student support services.