For college-bound students, pressing “submit” is just the beginning of the college application process. Next, its time to tackle the every mystifying FAFSA and Dream Act application. For College Connect students, this means sitting down with with family to ensure they receive enough financial aid to make debt-free college a possibility.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a required form for students seeking federal financial aid to help pay for college. For students ineligible for federal financial aid due to immigration status, the State of California provides its own financial aid resources, namely the Dream Act or California Student Aid Commission.
To ensure these crucial pieces to the college application process were done on time and correctly, staff at CC called upon a group of dedicated volunteers to spend this past Saturday morning in the office, combing through tax returns to make the process no obstacle at all.