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Financial Aid Office Presents at Cash for College Events

El Caminos High School Counseling Staff at their January 21st Cash for College Event.

El Caminos High School Counseling Staff at their January 21st Cash for College Event.

Skyline College’s Financial Aid Office presents at Cash for College workshops at several local high schools in both San Mateo and San Francisco County.  The Cash for College events are to assist low-income students and their families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Cal Grant GPA Verification forms required for Cal Grants. These workshops are held during January and February 2014 at different high schools and community sites throughout Daly City, South San Francisco and San Francisco – please see below for details.

In addition to information about the FAFSA and Cal Grant, additional topics will also include information about in state tuition assistance for AB 540 eligible students, the California Dream Act application and the Middle Class Scholarship.

“The financial aid application process is often an overwhelming experience for our low-income families,” said, Jocelyn Vila, Program Services Coordinator for the Financial Aid Office. “By providing these free workshops, we can educate students and their parents about the availability of opportunities and options for financial support towards pursuing their college education.”

High school seniors who attend one of these Cash for College workshops can qualify for a $1,000 scholarship by submitting their FAFSA, Cal Grant GPA form and an exit survey by the March 2, 2014 Cal Grant deadline.

Thank you to the entire Financial Aid Office Staff, Financial Aid Ambassadors, Jose Milan, Bianca Porras and Leitu Takapu for staffing the below workshops.

Date Location


No. of Attendees

January 21, 2014 El Camino High School

5:00-8:30 p.m.


January 22, 2014 Balboa High School

5:00-8:30 p.m.


January 23, 2014 Burton High School

5:00-8:30 p.m.


January 25, 2014 Local Union 2

9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.


January 28, 2014 South San Francisco   High School

6:00-8:30 p.m.


January 30, 2014 Jefferson High School

6:00-8:30 p.m.

Photo by Jocelyn Vila.