As deadline for filing approaches, students prompted to take
approaching, as all students must have their application in place by March 2nd.
Our Assemblyman Cameron Smyth has publicly called for high
school students, recent graduates and parents to file for the grants, which
could open doors to financial assistance towards a college education.
According to a statement released by Smyth's office,
students should take advantage of programs like the Cal Grant system that could
help further their collegiate career.
"Assemblyman Smyth knows how hard it is for working families
and single parents to send their young adults to college," the statement read. "He
is working to ensure that everyone has access to a college education."
Anyone looking to apply for a Cal Grant can do so by going on-line
or by calling (800) 433-3243.
Students will need to:
Complete the FAFSA Application
Provide his or her most current Grade Point Average (GPA)
provided by the school. For a GPA Verification form, go to http://www.csac.ca.gov.
OPTIONAL: Set up an account to track the progress of
the pending application on-line at http://www.calgrants.org
Assemblyman Smyth also welcomes parents to call his district
office at (661) 286-1565 for more information or to find out about various
workshops in the area.
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