PCC to host Financial Aid Day Aug. 27


High school, Pima Community College and University of Arizona students are encouraged to attend PCC’s Financial Aid Day on Saturday, Aug 27.

The free event starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Community Board Room in Building C of PCC’s district offices, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd.

Financial Aid Day is sponsored by PCC and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona’s 7th Congressional District, and is open to the public.

All events are in the Community Board Room except as indicated:

•8:30 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions, Imelda Cuyugan, PCC assistant vice chancellor for government relations.

•8:45 a.m. – “Federal Higher Education Policy, Student Loans and Pell Grants,” guest speaker Joseph P. Mais, senior legislative assistant to Rep. Grijalva.

•9:45 a.m. – Break

•10 a.m. – “Nuts and Bolts of Financial Aid,” Anna Reese, PCC executive director of financial aid, and Rebeka Salcedo, assistant director, financial aid, University of Arizona.

•11 a.m. – “The Scholarship Process and How to Apply,” Alma Yubeta, development manager, Pima Community College Foundation, and Rebeka Salcedo, UA.

•Noon – Guest speaker, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva. (Box lunches can be picked up in the lunch room and taken back to Community Board Room.)

•1-3 p.m. – “FAFSA Frenzy, How to fill out your FAFSA” hands-on workshop, PCC’s Anna Reese, Room C-115.

You can save time by completing as much of the FAFSA worksheet as possible ahead of time. It is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov/fotw1112/help/ffdef44.htm. Click on “The 2011-2012 School Year” (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012.)

Students attending this workshop should have:

  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license or photo ID
  • W-2 or a pay stub
  • 2010 tax return
  • FAFSA PIN (Staff will help students without one sign up for one or re-set theirs.)

For more information, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov/fotw1112/help/before003.htm

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