NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2003
CONTACT: Becky Zelinski, 661/664-2138, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, email@example.com
February is "Cash for College" month across California and the second annual Cash for College Workshop is scheduled Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Square Building, 2000 K St., in Bakersfield.
The workshop will provide high school seniors and their parents with free professional assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). According to the Cal-Grant guarantee - legislation signed into California law in 2000 - any California senior who meets grade point average, income and asset requirements is eligible to receive money to attend college.
Cal-Grant awards cover the full tuition at the California State University and University of California, or up to $9,708 a year at a private California college or university.
Interested seniors need to complete and submit the FAFSA and Cal-Grant GPA verification forms by March 3. The Kern County College Goal Sunday Planning Committee is hosting the workshop.
For more information, contact committee chair and California State University, Bakersfield financial aid counselor Frank Ramirez at (661) 664-3248, or visit www.californiacollegegoalsunday.com.