Financial Aid Is Available to Help Pay for Community College

Financial Aid Is Available to Help Pay for Community College

The "I Can Afford College" Campaign Reaches Out to the Latino Community With Valuable Information on Financial Aid for California Community College Students


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SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb.  9, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC
PR WIRE/ — The following is being issued by the “I Can Afford College Campaign”:

Who:

The California Community Colleges “I
Can Afford College” financial aid awareness campaign Hosted by Roger Salazar, Partner, Acosta|Salazar LLC



Armando Nunez, representative, “I
Can Afford College” campaign



Raul Padilla, student at Sierra Community College in Rocklin, California





What:

Webinar to brief media about the availability of financial aid at California’s community colleges and how current and prospective Hispanic students can apply. This webinar will be in English and in Spanish.





When:

Friday, February 11, 2011



10:00 a.m.





Where:

To view the webinar portion, please click



https://acostasalazar.webex.com/acostasalazar/j.php?ED=147337352&UID=491947277&PW=NNWNjOTUwZjRi&RT=MiM0



When prompted to do so, please enter the following password:
communitycollege







***To hear the audio portion, please call the following phone number and enter the passcode:




408-600-3600; passcode: 802 366456





Why:

Latinos now make up more than half of the students in California’s public schools, many of who will soon be heading to college. While roughly 30 percent of all community college students are Latino, only 60 percent of those students are financial aid recipients, leaving a large portion of Latino students who are not taking full advantage of financial aid opportunities.







Many current and prospective community college students are in need of financial aid to make their higher education goals a reality. But, they may not know about the different types of aid available or how to apply. The first step is showing them what’s out there. The “I
Can Afford College” campaign can inform current and prospective Latino students about their financial aid options and connect them with financial aid experts to receive one-on-one assistance completing the forms.  







Join the “I
Can Afford College” campaign for this media briefing and help put this valuable information in the hands of those who need it most.  

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation. It is composed of 72 districts and 112 colleges serving nearly 3 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, a basic skills education and prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Brought to you by the California Community Colleges, the “I Can Afford College” campaign informs current and prospective students and their families that financial aid is available year-round to help cover fees, books, supplies and other education related costs at California’s community colleges.

SOURCE  I Can Afford College Campaign

Financial Aid Is Available to Help Pay for Community College