Happy New Year! Now, about that financial aid…

Just as college-going high school seniors have caught up on their sleep over the holidays, they face another round of application deadlines — this time for scholarships and financial aid.

Fortunately, they and their families don’t have to figure it all out on their own. Next Tuesday evening (Jan. 13) at Oakland Technical High School is the first of at least 11 multilingual Cash for College workshops (put on by the California Student Aid Commission) to take place across the city before the March 2 federal financial aid deadline. You can find the workshop locations and times here.

Then, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, California State University, East Bay is holding its annual Latino Education Summit, open to everyone. The Hayward event promises to feature scholarship and financial aid information and “on-the-spot admission” to high school seniors who have already submitted an online application and handed over their transcripts. You can register for it online, here.

Judging from Isabel’s experiences in her high school’s understaffed guidance office, students would probably be wise to attend one of these sessions. Know of other good scholarship/financial aid resources? Feel free to share them with us!

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Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.