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February 11, 2016

Aguilar Announces FAFSA and College Affordability Workshop

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will hold a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and college affordability workshop to answer any last-minute questions before the March 2nd application deadline. The workshop will provide information for students applying for FAFSA, resources for DREAMers applying for student assistance, and guidance for parents or guardians who have children navigating the student loan process for the first time.

“My brother and I were the first in our family to go to college, so I know personally how daunting the financial aid process can be,” said Rep. Aguilar. He continued, “College affordability is a critical issue in our country, so I’m glad we are able to hold a workshop like this to try and make it a little easier for Inland Empire students and families.”

What: FAFSA and College Affordability Workshop

When: Saturday, February 27th from 9:00AM to 10:00AM

Where: Roy C. Hill Education Center [601 North E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415]

Anyone interested in attending can RSVP here. For additional information, please call Rep. Aguilar’s office at 909-890-4445.

Rep. Aguilar was a Pell Grant recipient at the University of Redlands, and has been a fierce advocate for college affordability. He’s cosponsored several pieces of legislation to ease the financial burden on San Bernardino County families, including the All-Year ACCESS Act, the America’s College Promise Act and the Protections and Regulations for Our Students (PRO) Act. These bills will increase access to Pell Grants for students attending class year-round, make two years of community college free for all Americans, and will enact important accountability measures at for-profit colleges to protect students and administrators from predatory actions. Last year, Rep. Aguilar held a student loan transfer workshop for those affected by the Everest College closure. He is committed to making higher education more affordable and to helping Inland Empire families get the help and information they need to send their children to college.