Financial Aid Events
Cash for College Workshops
Get help from financial aid experts!
Almost anyone, regardless of income, qualifies for financial assistance. Make an appointment for assistance to complete your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application at a CASH FOR COLLEGE workshop.
Click the location below and click the date to register for In-Person or Zoom appointment.
- Monday, October 25, 2021 at Paso Robles HS 4-8 p.m.
- Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Paso Robles HS 4-8 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Paso Robles 4-8 p.m.
- Monday, February 28, 2022 at Paso Robles HS 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHAT TO BRING TO THE WORKSHOP
To complete their FAFSA or Dream Act, students will need to bring:
- Student’s and parent’s Social Security number
- Records of untaxed income such as welfare benefits, Social Security benefits, or child support payments
- Student’s and parent’s W-2 forms or records of income earned during 2020
2020 bank statements
- Business records
- Permanent resident or DACA card, if you are not a U.S. citizen
- List of colleges you are interested in attending
Get assistance with your financial aid application, check your status, and any other questions you may have. Our Specialists are available via virtual lobby, Zoom, phone, or email.
Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshop
Complete all your applications!
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
4:30pm - 6:00pm
SLO Room 3131 - Transfer Center
We will guide you through the process and answer any questions you have about each
application: FAFSA, CADAA and the Cuesta Scholarship applications.
All students are encouraged to attend, including undocumented students!
Having a FAFSA or California Dream Act on file is not required for a Cuesta Scholarship. However, some scholarships are based on need? to maximize your opportunities, we encourage all students to apply for financial aid to see if they could qualify for other opportunities.
Documents to bring with you:
- 2020 Tax info for both parents and students applying
- Parents date of birth
- Date of Marriage (if applicable)
- If the student is over 24 years of age, the 2020 tax information for student applying
Click here for a workshop flyer
FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT CHRISTINA: CHRISTINA_SHOLARS@CUESTA.EDU
HOW TO CONTACT FINANCIAL AID
The best way to contact us is through email. Please leave us a detailed message, including your name, student ID#, contact information and details regarding the inquiry.
Phone: (805) 546-3143
We will be answering phones and checking voicemails during our service hours. If you call outside of those hours or we are not able to answer your call during our business hours, please leave a voicemail with a detailed message, including your name, student ID#, contact information and details regarding inquiry. Due to limited staffing during this time we will return your call as soon as possible.
(appointments available during service hours only, limited time slots)
Financial Aid Specialists are available to answer your questions via a Zoom Appointment!
Bilingual Specialists (hablan español) are Alejandra Aguirre and Martha Davis.
Financial Aid service hours at the SLO Campus are
Monday, Thursday and Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday and Wednesday
8:00am - 6:00pm
Building 3100, Room 3126
North County Campus Financial Aid service hours are
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
9:00am - 5:30pm
2800 Buena Vista Dr, Paso Robles, Building 1000, 2nd Floor, N1125 & N1126
Our Lobby hours are Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Make sure you have a FERPA on file if you wish to speak about your financial aid account
over the phone.
Click here for more info about creating a FERPA Code.
Office: (805) 546-3143
Fax: (805) 546-3115
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Last updated August 10, 2021