Making College Affordable

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013 by sccl_smart_investing

Are you planning to attend college or graduate school this Fall and are wondering how to pay for it? The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) and Mission College Financial Aid Office will hold several hands-on workshops for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The workshops will be held in an open house format. To fill out the FAFSA online as completely as possible (, attendees should bring the following information:
Applicant / Applicant parents’ Social Security number
Applicant/ Applicant spouse’s or parents’ financial records, which includes forms 1040 (A-EZ) or W-2 (if income tax forms have not been filed yet, previous year’s can be used to estimate), bank statement, and business and investment records
Applicant driver’s license number
Applicant Alien Registration number
Presenters: Financial Aid Advisors from the Mission College Financial Aid Office.
Audience: Anyone planning to attend college or graduate school in the 2013-14 school year.
Monday, February 11, 6 to 8 pm: Saratoga Library (English and Mandarin)
Tuesday, February 19, 6 to 8 pm: Gilroy Library (English and Spanish)
Monday, February 25, 6 to 8 pm: Milpitas Library (English and Vietnamese)
Thursday, February 28: Campbell Library (time tbd-check back later)
Monday, March 11, 6 to 8 pm: Cupertino Library (English and Mandarin)
The deadline to submit a FAFSA application for priority consideration of Cal Grants is March 2, 2013. For community colleges, the deadline is September 2, 2013. Deadlines vary for private colleges. For more information about this and other smart investing workshops, visit

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