On Friday, November 4th, SRJC will host a "Fulfilling the Dream" conference, which will provide resources specifically for undocumented students. The conference runs from 9:00-2:00, is free, and they will provide a free breakfast and lunch. Parents are also encouraged to attend. This is at the SRJC Santa Rosa campus. As seniors, students are entitled to three excused absences for college tours, so they could use a day for this. Register early and by October 21st: srjcdream.eventbrite.com
For the first time ever students will be able to complete and submit their FAFSA/Dream Act Applications before their college applications! This is great because it means you will have a better idea of all of your financial aid possibilities long before you have to make your final decisions about what school you are going to attend. Additionally, and this is HUGE, you will use "prior-prior" tax returns to report your income and your parents' income. Huh? What's that mean? It means you get to use the tax return that is already done! Not the one you will be working on. Beginning October 1st you can apply for financial aid through the FAFSA or Dream Act using your 2015 tax returns! Thanks Obama. No, seriously, it was his idea :)
So, come on down to the College & Career Center any time between 10:00 and 5:00, eat a doughnut or slice of pizza, and get it done! It should take you about an hour to complete your application assuming you have everything you need. Oh, yeah. Here's what you'll need:
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