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Mt. SAC Gearing Up for "Cash for College" Fair

The annual event provides free assistance for high school seniors in filling out financial aid forms for any college, not just Mt. SAC.

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. 9.

The event kicks off with opening presentations by state Senators Ed Hernandez and Bob Huff, starting at 9 a.m. in Mt. SAC’s Sophia B. Clarke Theater.

Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are absolutely required.

“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. “We’re requiring all participants to register in advance so we can provide them quality personal assistance at the workshops.”

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 2013-14 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 2012 federal 1040 tax return and W-2. If 2012 information is not available, a 2011 tax return may be used along with 2011 W-2 forms. While assistance will be provided to two cohort groups—students planning to attend Mt. SAC and those planning to attend another college—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.

A free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, and participants may also be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship sponsored through the California Student Aid Commission.

For more information and to make a convenient online reservation, go to: http://www.mtsac.edu/students/finaid/cashfair.html.  Parents and students may also contact the Mt. SAC Financial Aid Office by e-mail at financialaid@mtsac.edu, or by phone at (909) 274- 4457.

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Herbert Edgard Alamo February 02, 2013 at 02:53 PM
It is so important to get the parents involved in the financial aid process. Students need to take advantage of state financial aid for their education. Good luck and hope it is a successful event!

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