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THE CENTRAL VALLEY SCHOLARS

Operation

FAFSA

About

Operation FAFSA #DoTheFAFSA 

As you may be aware, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has undergone significant changes recently, which has led to some confusion and difficulties for many students.

 

 In response to these challenges, we've joined forces with FAFSA to provide comprehensive support to local students navigating the FAFSA process. This collaborative effort helps to  confusion and difficulties, ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to access the financial aid they need to pursue higher education.

This initiative is possible thanks to the support of the ECMC Foundation.

FAFSA Support Sessions

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Need help filling out the FAFSA? We've got you covered! Sign up for a one-on-one FAFSA support session this summer and ace your financial aid application with expert guidance.

 

Key Details

  • What: FAFSA Completion Workshops

  • When: Starting July 1, 2024 (multiple sessions throughout the summer)

  • Where: Online (9am-12:00pm/ 6:00pm-9:00pm), Monday-Friday

  • Cost: Free of charge

 

Our Workshops are Designed To: 

 

  • Guide students through the new FAFSA form step-by-step

  • Address common issues and questions arising from recent changes

  • Provide individualized assistance as needed

  • Ensure students maximize their opportunities for financial aid

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Want to sign up for a one-on-one session? Fill this registration form

 

Meet Our Staff

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Cindy Chavez Swenson
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Julianna Swilley
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Meet Our Consultants

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Delia Regalado

Financial Aid Advisor
Merced College
Clarke-Lauren Richard
 
Counselor, Black Student Success
Clovis Community College
Grace Long
 
Counselor 
Pacheco High School, Los Banos
Daniel Ruiz

Student Success Coordinator
Merced College

 

Meet Our Student Volunteers

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Samuel Cruz
Western Governors University Student
Mikayla Smith
Clovis Community College
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Cristina Herrera
Clovis Community College
Student
Everardo Romero
Merced Community College,
Los Banos Campus Student
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Genesis Hernandez
Clovis Community College
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Ruby Grace Lladone
Clovis Community College
Student
Angeles Villaseñor
Clovis Community College
Student
Exon Iniguez
Merced Community College, 
Los Banos Campus Student

 

FAFSA Resources

Step-by-Step Application Guide
by Cristina Herrera
FAFSA Overview
by Daniel Ruiz
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