Presentations and Workshops
Since both the FAFSA and California Dream Act Applications opened on October 1st this year, Santa Barbara Cal-SOAP has spent the fall season educating, supporting, and connecting with high school seniors throughout southern Santa Barbara County. With the assistance of our partners, Cal-SOAP traveled to 5 local high schools and provided informational presentations and resources about financial aid to nearly 1,500 students. These Financial Aid Presentations serve as an opportunity to inform students of the various sources of financial aid available to them.
In addition to these informational sessions, Cal-SOAP also hosted 5 Cash for College Workshops. These are events where financial aid experts (Cal-SOAP staff, financial aid professionals, and tutors) can help parents and students who are filling out financial aid applications (FAFSA & CA Dream Act App) for the first time, on an individual basis. Cal-SOAP will host two more Cash for College Workshops in the winter (February 11th at Santa Barbara Jr. High School and February 25th at La Cuesta High School).