EL MONTE – El Monte Union High School District schools are hosting Cash for College workshops to help students and families fill out financial aid applications and access other resources to ensure a smooth transition toward higher education.

As part of the District’s existing efforts to increase college access and financial aid awareness, the free Cash for College workshops will take place throughout financial aid application season, which runs from Oct. 1 to March 2.

All students are invited to participate in the workshops, which are aimed at helping college-goers complete FAFSA and California Dream Act applications. The workshops also offer access to financial aid resources such as Pell and Cal Grants to help pay for educational opportunities and career training after high school.

Students who attend a workshop and complete an exit survey will be entered into a drawing to win a $1,000 scholarship.

The 2018-19 Cash for College Workshops, which kicked off at Rosemead High School on Oct. 4, will take place as follows:

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18
Mountain View High School Media Center
2900 Parkway Drive, El Monte, CA

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25
Arroyo High School Career Center
4921 Cedar Ave., El Monte, CA

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8
El Monte High School
3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte, CA

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15
South El Monte High School Library
1001 Durfee Ave., South El Monte, CA

11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
Fernando Ledesma High School
12347 Ramona Blvd., El Monte, CA

For more information, contact each school’s Career Center.