FAFSA and Dream Act: It's time to apply and Cash for College can help!

Cash for College workshops are scheduled throughout January and February to assist student and parents in completing the FAFSA and Dream Act applications and securing financial support for a college education. And, one of these applications is all that is necessary to apply for the new California Middle Class Scholarship.

The workshops are free and expert assistance is available to guide families through the process. Here is more information:

News: Reimbursement available for DACA applicants!

Young people who have not applied for deportation relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program may have help available in the form of a $300 application reimbursement.

A coalition of organizations has pledged $90,000 to make $300 grants available to assist with the $465 application fee.

This initiative is a joint effort of the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, the "Cien Amigos" civic organization, the Mexican Cultural Center for Northern California, and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.

Interested individuals should contact the following consular officials:

  • Rodrigo Baez, Consul for Legal Affairs, 916-329-3508, jbaez@sre.gob.mx
  • Gabriela Barron, Legal Affairs Dept., 916-329-3524, abarron@sre.gob.mx


The Sacramento Cal-SOAP Consortium is one of 15 projects of the California Student Opportunity Access Program, administered statewide by the California Student Aid Commission.

The Sacramento Cal-SOAP directly serves students in 55 elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Sacramento County. The project provides tutoring services to students in nearly 80 AVID classes and delivers a college and financial aid advising program to approximately 5,300 students in nine high schools.

The Sacramento Consortium operates with the support of these partner organizations:

  • Sacramento County Office of Education
  • Capital Region AVID® Center
  • Breakthrough Sacramento and Sacramento Country Day School
  • California State University, Sacramento
  • University of California, Davis
  • Los Rios Community Colleges

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