Current and future college students as well as their parents are invited to the Foothill College Cash for College workshop Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building I at the Foothill College Middlefield Campus in Palo Alto. Admission and parking are free.
This annual event provides one-stop service to complete financial aid applications. Financial aid professionals will provide line-by-line assistance to complete the AB540/Dream Application and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 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.
“Determining how you and your family will pay for college can be a stressful experience. Foothill’s friendly financial aid experts will help both you and your family prepare your financial aid materials so that you are considered for every type of financial aid that you are eligible for,” says Foothill College Financial Aid Outreach Coordinator Sarah Corrao. “We understand that application forms can be daunting, so we will walk you through the entire process line by line, and answer all of your financial aid-related questions. In just a few hours, we’ll help you complete your application and explain what you can expect after submitting the FAFSA and other financial aid-related materials. You’ll be confident in knowing that you have completed the important steps that will make college more affordable for you and your family.”
In addition to the line-by-line explanation, the workshop will feature free, professional assistance to students and families completing grade-point average verification forms that are required for Cal Grants and other types of financial aid.
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 2014 federal income tax returns 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 Forms or other records such as check stubs of income earned in 2014. Parents of dependent students are encouraged to attend the Cash for College 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 (650) 949-7710, e-mail CorraoSarah@foothill.edu or access www.foothill.edu/aid.