Senator Beall's Cash for College Workshop - Pioneer High School

February 05, 2015

Senator Jim Beall invites California’s high school seniors, parents, and guardians to a free Cash for College Workshop

High school seniors should attend a free workshop & apply for a Cal Grant, Middle Class Scholarship or other student financial aid between January 1 & the March 2 deadline.

note: The Middle Class Scholarship deadline is June 30, 2015.

Thursday, February 5, 2015 • 4 – 7 pm Pioneer High School

Thursday, February 5, 2015 • 4 – 8 pm Homestead High School

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 • 3:30 – 7 pm Leland High School

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • 2 – 7 pm Willow Glen High School

Apply for a Cal Grant, Middle Class Scholarship, or other financial aid! For more information, please call 408.558.1295.

California high school seniors who meet income qualifications & have a minimum gpa of 2.0 are guaranteed financial assistance through the Cal Grant program.

These grants do not need to be repaid and may be used for tuition, fees, books, and access costs at qualifying public or private California two-year and four-year colleges and universities.

If you are not sure whether you meet financial-need requirements, apply anyway.

The California Student Aid Commission periodically raises the income ceilings depending on the budget, and changes can occur that alter a family’s situation. So, apply anyway. For information on program qualifications*, visit or

* The California Student Aid Commission provides guidelines to determine whether you are eligible for financial aid; it is not the final determination of your financial need.

Here’s a checklist of helpful information students and parents need to

complete the application. Bring any of the following items that apply to you:

⊲ Student’s Social Security card & driver license (or government-issued id)

⊲ Parent or guardian’s Social Security card

⊲ If not a U.S. citizen, bring alien registration card; if you do not have an ar card, check

out to see if you qualify for California Dream Act financial aid

⊲ Parent’s Federal Income Tax return, current w-2 forms or other records of income

⊲ Records of untaxed income such as tanf, veteran’s benefits, or Social Security benefits

⊲ Student’s w-2 forms, pay records or other records of income earned

⊲ Bank account records or bank statements

⊲ Records of stocks, bonds or investments

⊲ Business and farm records

⊲ If you know the colleges you are interested

in attending, bring a list

This workshop is intended to provide information and to assist in filling out applications; it is not an assurance of a grant or scholarship.

The middle class scholarship is a new program that provides undergraduate students with family incomes up to $150,000 a scholarship to attend University of California or California State University campuses. Application is made by filling out the fafsa.