Students will have the opportunity to apply on-site for the California Dream Act financial aid. The new application launches on January 1, 2013. Visit www.csac.ca.gov for more detailed information on the Dream Act.
"The Latino community is still facing a higher education crisis – especially in this state. California has the highest population of Latinos in the nation and the largest gap between adults with degrees (Latinos 15.5 percent compared to Anglos 50 percent). Since a large contributing factor is the language barrier, Steps to College is a good first step to ensure Latino parents learn about the enrollment process and of the many programs and scholarships available to ensure members of their family earn a college degree," concluded Jim Gonzalez, LPC Chair.
Steps to College 2012 attracted over 1,200 Latino high school students from over 40 different high schools. For more information and to register for the fair, please visit the Steps to College website at www.stepstocollege2013.org
SOURCE Steps to College