Grossmont College Highlights Financial Aid Awareness


News Release

EL CAJON, CA – With the March 2 Cal Grant deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) looming, Grossmont College’s Financial Aid Department will host its first-ever Financial Aid Awareness Week, Feb. 24 – 28.

“Many people do not apply for college because they are concerned about costs,” said Grossmont College President Sunita V. Cooke. “By raising awareness of the state and federal financial aid available, we hope they realize that they can afford to work toward their dreams and transform their lives through education.”

Grossmont College Financial Aid Department representatives will host FAFSA workshops Monday, Feb. 24, through Thursday, Feb. 27. Throughout the week, department representatives will also assist students in filling out FAFSA forms using computers in the Student Services and Administration building.

FAFSA workshops will be open to enrolled and prospective students, and held in the Learning Technology and Resource Center, room 103, at the following times:

  • 2 – 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24
  • 5 – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25
  • 9 – 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27

Funded by the state of California and administered by the California Student Aid Commission, the Cal Grant program provides free college funding to students who qualify and will attend a university, college or technical school in California. Depending on the Cal Grant, students can use the funds to pay for tuition, books or room and board, and the funds do not need to be paid back. While students can apply for a Cal Grant through Sept. 2, priority consideration is given to those who apply by March 2. Completed FAFSA forms are also used to distribute federal financial aid, such as loans and Pell Grants, and to determine need in awarding Grossmont College’s need-based scholarships.

For more information on Financial Aid services at Grossmont College, visit