CSUSM to Host Cash for College Workshop


Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

Every January and February students and families are able to attend FREE "Cash for College" workshops across California for help in submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is pleased to be hosting an event for the third year in a row.

During the event, CSUSM will have financial aid advisors and other professionals available to answer questions and computers will be available for families to complete the FAFSA onsite.  The Financial Aid & Scholarship Office is making every effort to assist local area high school college-bound seniors and transfer students to meet the March 2 Cal Grant and FAFSA priority filing date.  

Who:  CSUSM and San Diego & Imperial County, California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-Soap)

What:  Cash for College Workshop

When:  Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Where:  Markstein Hall, CSUSM, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos.  Complimentary parking will be available.

Why: This FREE event provides students and their families an opportunity for hands-on assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 2nd priority date. 

Directions and Parking

CSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit http://www.csusm.edu/guide.

About California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.