Hundreds of families attended College Nights at Central Valley High School and Ceres High School in recent weeks.
Senior students received help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application.
Representatives from the California Student Aid Commission and Modesto Junior College Financial Aid Office provided assistance.
“So much financial aid is dependent on having a FAFSA on file,” said CUSD Communications Specialist Beth Jimenez, who attended workshops with her daughter in the past. “The forms are complicated. It’s a priority for us to help parents and students get the forms completed.”
Ceres High School held its FAFSA Completion Night on Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m. inside the school’s cafeteria.
Anthony Boatner of Stanislaus County Office of Education presented a $1,000 check to CHS for having the most completed FAFSAs in the county last year. The money will be used for scholarships.
Central Valley was the winner the previous year.
Central Valley staged its Financial Aid Night on Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. inside the large gymnasium.
Families were required to bring Chromebooks, tax returns, W-2s and Social Security numbers to both of the financial aid workshops.