MODESTO -- Modesto Junior College is holding a Cash for College Night for high school seniors, parents and recent graduates at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in Sierra Hall 132 on the west campus, 2201 Blue Gum Ave.
The free financial aid workshop will include timely information on federal and state grants, fee waivers and scholarships available for MJC or other institutions.
High school seniors who attend will have the opportunity to qualify for a $1,000 "Cash for College Scholarship" drawing.
Computers and financial aid technicians will be available to assist attendees in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in time to meet the Cal Grant deadline of March 2. Bring student and parent 2012 tax information.
Assistance for Spanish speakers will be provided.
The University of California at Santa Barbara offers an online tutorial on filling out the FAFSA recently given a Gold Star by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
The video, "7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA: A Student's Guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid," is available at www.finaid.ucsb.edu/Media/FAFSASimplification/index.html.
For more on the workshop, call the MJC Financial Aid Office at (209) 575-7700. For more on the FAFSA, visit www.fafsa.gov.