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February 5th, 2010 by Temple City Tribune
State Senator Carol Liu, a long-time educator and advocate for equal access to opportunity, is encouraging students across the state to apply for a Cal Grant before the March 2nd, 2010 deadline.
The Cal Grant program is a vital lifeline for disadvantaged to middle income families looking to send their child to any accredited California college, university, career or technical school.
“Even as budget cuts and economic recession continue to plague California, we must stand strong in our commitment to educating our children,” Liu said.
“Programs like the Cal Grant are the backbone of building our state’s future prosperity and must not be abandoned for fiscal convenience.”
California High School seniors and recent graduates who demonstrate need and have a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) are guaranteed a grant of up to $9,700 that can be used for tuition, school fees, room and board or books and supplies. Competitive grants are also available for GED recipients and Community College students.
For assistance in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or Cal Grant grade GPA verification, the Cash for College program hosts workshops across the state that provide personalized help.
Workshops to file Cal Grant paperwork before the March 2 deadline will be held on the following dates:
February 6 – San Gabriel High School, San Gabriel – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
February 6 – John Muir High School, Pasadena – 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
February 18 – Hoover High School, Glendale – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
February 25 – John Muir High School, Pasadena – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.