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Mt. SAC to Hold “Cash for College” Event Oct. 21

staff helping a student at Cash for College
By Mike Taylor

October 13, 2017 - 10:30 AM

With more than 800 attendees expected, Mt. San Antonio College will offer free financial aid assistance to area high school seniors and their parents during its annual “Cash for College” fair on Saturday, Oct. 21. The event will include four sessions starting at 9 a.m.

 "This event is all about helping students fill out the necessary financial aid forms so that they don’t miss out on thousands of dollars that may be available to them,” said Mt. SAC Financial Aid Director Chau Dao.

 Cash for College provides hands-on assistance to college-bound students and their parents in completing and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms for the 2018-19 academic year. The event also helps students maximize their financial aid prospects by meeting the March 2 priority financial aid filing deadline. Assistance with the California Dream Act application will also be available. Filing applications early is recommended.

 Parents and students must bring a copy of students’ Social Security cards or permanent resident cards, and a 2016 federal 1040 tax return and W-2. If 2016 information is not available, a 2015 tax return may be used along with 2015 W-2 forms. The workshop information and assistance can be used to apply to any college, not just Mt. SAC.

 For more information or to make a reservation, call the Mt. SAC Financial Aid Office at (909) 274-4553, email for more information at scholarshipsAT_mtsac.edu, or make a reservation online at http://www.mtsac.edu/financialaid/cashfair.html.