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February is Financial Aid Awareness Month


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Sacramento State’s Financial Aid Office will offer several workshops in February to assist students in filling out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application. These workshops are designed to provide hands-on assistance in filing for aid for the 2014-15 school year.

That assistance is crucial for the 70 percent of Sac State students who are receiving some kind of financial assistance, says Financial Aid Director Anita Kermes. “It’s important that they meet the priority deadline of March 2 in order to obtain limited funds,” she says. She notes that there is a new middle-class scholarship this year, and she reminds students who have received aid that they need to reapply each year for continued assistance.

Staff will be available in the AIRC 2004 and Library 2000 computer labs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 17-20. An evening workshop will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Mendocino 2003.

Students should be prepared to bring their parents’ information, if dependent; spouse’s information, if married; Social Security card and driver license/state-issued identification; 2013 bank statements/investment records; permanent resident alien card (if applicable); 2013 federal income tax return; W2 and/or records of any untaxed income. For more information, visit

For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-2776. – Alan Miller