Free workshop helps students find money for college

Free workshop helps students find money for college

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High school students and their parents are encouraged to attend a free College Connect workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd., Tempe 85282.

The November workshop has been titled It’s All About the Money and will focus on funding your education. Participants will learn about a variety of financial aid options, including where to look for scholarships and how to fill them out.

College financial advisors will be on-site to provide one-on-one assistance with the FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.

Be sure to bring the following documents: social security (or alien registration numbers), FAFSA ID (be sure to set up your FAFSA account ahead of time), most recent federal income tax returns and W-2s, and bank statements with record of investments and untaxed income for both the student and their parents or guardians. Save time by creating your FAFSA account before coming to the workshop.

Students attending each workshop will be entered in a drawing to win a $250 scholarship. Five scholarships will be awarded from the Ramsey Social Justice Foundation at the completion of the College Connect workshop series in April 2017.

The City of Tempe has partnered with Tempe Union High School District, Tempe Elementary School District, ASU, Grand Canyon University, Mesa Community College, Northern Arizona University, Rio Salado College, South Mountain Community College, University of Advancing Technology and University of Arizona to create College Connect. The community-based program has been specifically designed to assist young people in fulfilling their dreams of a post-secondary education.

To reserve your spot in the free workshop and for additional information, visit

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