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2013 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference, Monday, July 15, 2013
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#16 - It’s Not a Dream, It’s a Plan: A Comprehensive Approach to Financial Aid

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Accessing financial aid can be a barrier to higher education, especially for low-income populations. By providing Financial Aid Training for high school counselors and financial planners, financial aid information nights for students and parents, and FAFSA completion workshops, FAFSA comple¬tion rates for Shasta County, Califor¬nia, seniors have gone from the low 20% range to 66.5% in ten years. This workshop provides an overview of the holistic approach to financial aid uti¬lized by the College OPTIONS Financial Aid Services Team. Materials, tools and event outlines will be highlighted and shared.
Presenters: Nicholas Webb, Financial Aid Services Coordinator, College OPTIONS, UC Davis/College Opportunity Programs
Dennis Diestler, Financial Aid Services Coordinator, College OPTIONS, UC Davis/College Opportunity Programs