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Important FASFA Information

January & February are both critical financial aid months for senior students who plan to attend a vocational school, 2 yr community college or 4yr state or private university. It’s extremely important that students/parents attend the many CASH FOR COLLEGE events happening all over Stanislaus County area (see list below for events in Turlock/Denair/Ceres/Modesto or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ca–turlock/cash-for-college/?crt=regular&end_date=03%2F02%2F2016&page=1&sort=best&start_date=01%2F01%2F2016&view=list for other events happening near your area). I don’t claim to be an expert in the Financial Aid Department, so I highly recommend students/parents attend these FREE community events and get the answers to your questions from people who are experts in this area/field.

CASH FOR COLLEGE Community Events

Monday, January 11th at 6:00
Ceres High School

Tuesday, January 19th at 6:00
Pitman High School

Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00
Modesto High School

Tuesday, January 26 at 6:00
MJC West Campus

Tuesday, February 2 at 6:00
Thomas Downey High School in Modesto

Thursday, February 4 at 3:00
Denair Charter School

Wednesday, February 10 at 3:00
CSU, Stanislaus for those students needing assistance filling out the California Dream Act

Don’t forget to also apply for scholarships too. This is also FREE money that you’ll never have to pay back and there’s NO limit to the number of scholarships you apply for. Check out the list of FREE scholarships on Modesto City Schools Scholarship link. Here’s a quick link to get your there: https://www.monet.k12.ca.us/documents/MCS%20Scholarship%20Bulletin.pdf


Here are steps you NEED to take to better prepare you for completing and submitting the FAFSA and GPA verification form. Quick links are provided below for your convenience, however ALL links can be found directly on College/Career webpage if you need access: http://downey.monet.k12.ca.us/documents/collegeWebpage.html

1. Register for FSA ID# – you’ll need one for you and one for your parent (this is an electronic signature that helps identify you and your parent) Quick link: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid#pin-replacement
2. Attend FREE “Cash For College” community events happening throughout Stanislaus County. Quick link: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ca–turlock/cash-for-college/?crt=regular&end_date=03%2F02%2F2016&page=1&sort=best&start_date=01%2F01%2F2016&view=list
3. Gather the documents you will need to fill out the FAFSA. Quick link: http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/filling-out
4. Watch FAFSA video “The 2015-2016 FAFSA Demo”. Quick link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5zLVcfcZuA&feature=iv&src_vid=AZWniQo9gkw&annotation_id=annotation_3390886965
5. Fill out FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) and submit ONLINE. Quick link: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
6. Call/Email/Live Chat with FAFSA office (24/7)for questions you have or read FAQ. Quick link:
7. Complete your GPA Verification form to determine qualification for state Cal Grants. GOOD NEWS…beginning this year, KTL office will electronically submit senior students GPA verification forms to the Cal Grant office. STUDENTS WILL NO LONGER NEED TO SUBMIT A GPA VERIFICATION FORM BY MAIL… YIPEE, HOORAY, AWESOME!!!

NOTE: FAFSA forms MUST be electronically submitted by MARCH 2nd!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!! Ultimately it is YOU (the student) responsibility to meet DEADLINES!!! I highly recommend reading updates and checking College/Career webpage regularly:

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