Current and potential college students as well as their parents are invited to Foothill College's Cash for College Day Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building I at the Foothill Middlefield Campus in Palo Alto. Admission and parking are free.
This annual event provides one-stop service to complete your financial aid application. You will be able to attend one of the line-by-line FAFSA workshops and work individually with financial aid professionals. The event is ideal for high school and college students who currently attend or plan to attend a California community college, CSU campus, UC campus, private university or vocational/technical school.
Senator Jerry Hill (District 13) will give opening remarks and welcome participants. Foothill's financial aid professionals will then answer individual questions and provide free assistance. Activities include a workshop featuring free, professional assistance to families completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Cal Grant GPA Verification forms that are required to apply for Cal Grants and other types of financial aid.
Reservations are not required. You do not need to stay for the entire event. Students who file individual or joint tax returns should bring their personal income and asset information. Students who are claimed as dependents on a parent's income tax should bring the parent's income and asset information, including 2013 federal income tax return if already prepared; records of other untaxed income such as welfare benefits, Social Security benefits, TANF, veteran's benefits, or military or clergy allowances; and W-2 Form or other records such as check stubs of income earned in 2013. Parents of dependent students are encouraged to also attend the Cash for College Day workshop with their student.
Located just minutes from Hwy. 101, the Foothill Middlefield Campus is near the intersection of Middlefield and San Antonio Roads at 4000 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Parking is free. For more information, call Financial Aid Assistant Josephine Christensen at (650) 949-6987; e-mail ChristensenJosephine@foothill.edu or access www.foothill.edu/aid.