Free Cash for College Financial Aid Workshop Offered Feb. 23

Publish Date: 
Feb 14, 2019

Hartnell College will present Cash for College Day, a free financial aid workshop for the 2019-20 academic year, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 on its Main Campus in Salinas.

The workshop is open to the general public, with help available in English and Spanish, regardless of what college a student plans to attend in the fall. It will be held in the Student Services Building (B), room B-110. Parking is available in the Hartnell garage at 411 Central Ave.

This event offers a drop-in opportunity for parents and students to complete online applications for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the CA Dream Act Application, whichever applies to their situation, as well as the Cal Grant.

The workshop setting will allow those who attend to work independently on provided computers but be able to receive expert assistance as needed from Hartnell financial aid staff.

The timing is especially critical because March 2 is the deadline for the FAFSA and Dream Act applications in order to qualify for Cal Grant assistance.

To prepare for the Cash for College Day workshop:

  • If this is your first time applying for financial aid, you must sign up for a FSA ID. More information is available here.
  • If you are a renewal student (you completed your 2018-19 FAFSA), bring your FSA ID information with you.
  • Download a 2019-2020 FAFSA Worksheet or a CA Dream Act Worksheet. Bring the completed worksheet with you.

What to bring:

  • Driver’s license (FAFSA)
  • Social Security card or number (FAFSA)
  • Alien Registration Card or number, if you are not a United States citizen (FAFSA)
  • Student’s 2017 W-2s
  • Parents’ 2017 W-2s
  • Student tax and parent tax information (previous-year taxes are OK for now if you don’t have 2017 tax information completed)
  • Any records of untaxed income such as unemployment benefits, workers comp, disability benefits or child support received or paid.
  • Any records of value of business, investments or assets (if applicable)
  • List of colleges you are interested in attending

Cash for College Day, free financial aid workshop open to the general public, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 in Building B, room 110, on the Hartnell College Main Campus, 411 Central Ave. For more information, call the financial aid office at (831) 755-6806 or email