LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and its strategic affiliate, UNITE-LA, will kick off the financial aid application season on Jan. 30, 2016 with “Super Saturday,” where they will host dozens of free workshops to help thousands of high school seniors complete college financial aid forms.
Over the coming weeks, the L.A. Area Chamber and its partners will host more than 150 workshops throughout the region to provide families the opportunity to meet with financial aid experts who will answer questions and guide them through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act applications.
“Because of the cost, many families believe college is out-of-reach. We want to show them that isn’t the case,” said Chamber President & CEO Gary Toebben. “The business community needs an educated workforce, so it benefits us all to help students and their parents understand the financial aid process.”
The free workshops are part of the statewide California Cash for College campaign, led locally by the Chamber and UNITE-LA. More workshops will be available throughout the region leading up to the March 2, 2016 filing deadline for Cal Grants.
Now in its 15th year, L.A. Cash for College has helped thousands of students complete the financial aid application process and has awarded millions in additional college. In 2015, L.A. Cash for College helped students acquire nearly $35 million dollars in state and federal aid.
For more information about L.A. Cash for College or to find a workshop by zip code, visit www.lacashforcollege.org.
Media are welcome to cover Super Saturday, and representatives from L.A. Cash for College are eager to speak in advance of the event.
L.A. Cash for College is sponsored by Citi Foundation, City of Los Angeles, The Kresge Foundation, Bank of America, California Student Aid Commission, Ralphs, Wells Fargo, AT&T, BNSF Railway Foundation, Youssef & Kamel Mawardi Fund, Southern California Edison, Union Bank Foundation, Los Angeles Community College District, and Univision.
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The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit www.lachamber.com.