Financial Aid Completion Workshops
Do you need help applying for financial aid?
Every year during the financial aid application season, between October and June, L.A. Cash for College partners with schools and organizations to host more than 150 workshops at community locations across Los Angeles. At these workshops, students and their families receive assistance to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), California Dream Act Application, or Chafee Grant Application to access thousands of dollars in financial aid resources for college.
October 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Click HERE for a complete list of workshops.
At a location near you!
Click HERE to register to attend a FREE Cash for College workshop.
Select a location from the list on the right side of the screen, then click the Register button for that event.
All high school seniors and college students who need help applying for financial aid!
Click HERE to find out what you should bring to a workshop.
College & Career Convention
Learn How to Prepare for College and Your Future Career!
Serving more than 7,000 students and families each year, the Annual College & Career Convention features college life seminars, financial aid presentations, scholarship information, a personal statement help center, financial aid application assistance, and an exhibit hall with college/university representatives from throughout the United States. Now in its 17th year, L.A. Cash for College has served nearly 267,000 students, and remains the trusted go-to source for quality information about financial aid, college and careers.
School Field Trips to Convention
Friday, October 19, 2019
8 AM – 1 PM
*School representative must register ahead of time for daytime visit to the Convention. For more information, please contact Maria Nieto.*
Family & Community Day
Saturday, October 19, 2019
10 AM – 12:30 PM
*Open to the public. Registration is requested, but not required to attend Family & Community Day.* Registration will be available late summer/early fall
The College & Career Convention is open to students, families, and community members throughout Los Angeles County. Whether you are a high school student who needs more guidance on navigating the college process; a parent or family member looking to create a college-going environment at home; or a community member that would like to contribute, or gain, new resources, the Convention is a "one-stop" opportunity for all students and families to make an early commitment to college.
We are always in need of extra assistance to host a successful Convention. Please click the link above to learn about our volunteer, presentation, and exhibition opportunities.
Each year, thousands of qualified high school seniors do not apply to college because they fear their financial barriers are too great and lack knowledge about available aid options. L.A. Cash for College works to tackle these issues by engaging students and families throughout the year in a series of integrated events and activities that are designed to help students pursue their college and career dreams. We believe that no student or family should write off attending college due to financial concerns alone. Our goal is to educate students and families so that finances are no longer a factor in deciding against going to college.
L.A. Cash for College was developed in 2002, in response to USC's Tomas Rivera Policy Institute’s study, College Knowledge: What Latino Parents Need to Know and Why They Don’t Know It. The study found that while “96 percent of Latino parents want their children to attend college,” few had an understanding of how to support their children in applying for college admissions or accessing financial aid. Since then, CFC has become one of the region’s largest financial aid awareness campaigns, helping over 238,000 students and families navigate the college admissions process and apply for financial aid programs.