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District High School Seniors, Parents Invited to Cash For College Night


Applications for the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CA Dream Act Application are being accepted for the first time this year starting October 1st. High school seniors and their families are invited to attend a free Cash for College workshop for help in filling out their financial aid applications.
  • Thursday, October 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Hercules High School, 1900 Refugio Valley Rd., Hercules, CA 94547
  • Thursday, October 20, 6:30pm- 8:00pm at Pinole Valley High School, 2900 Pinole Valley Rd., Pinole, CA 94564
  • Tuesday, October 25, 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Kennedy High School, 4300 Cutting Blvd., Richmond, CA 94804
  • Saturday, October 29, 11:30am-1:30pm, Richmond Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center, 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804
  • Thursday, October 27, 5:00pm - 7:30pm at Richmond High School, 1250 23rd Street, Richmond, CA 94804
  • Wednesday, November 2, 6:30pm - 8:00pm at El Cerrito High School, 540 Ashbury Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530
  • Wednesday, November 16, 6:00pm - 8:00pm at De Anza High School, 5000 Valley View Rd., Richmond, CA 94803

Current high school seniors enrolled in a public school within the boundaries of West Contra Costa Unified School District attending a Cash for College Night are eligible to win one of two $500 scholarships from the Ed Fund.

Come to the workshop with the documents that you have and that apply to you:

  • Driver's license, if you have one
  • Social Security card number if you have one
  • Alien registration number, if you have one
  • Your 2015 income information
  • Parent 2015 income information
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) - yours or your parents'
  • Your tax and parent tax information; previous year taxes are okay for now if you don’t have 2015 tax information
  • Any records of untaxed income such as welfare benefits, Social Security benefits, or child support payments
  • List of colleges you are interested in attending

For a full list of workshops throughout the Bay Area, visit