Assist low-income and first-generation college-goers complete the application process so they can access financial aid for education and career/technical training beyond high school. Y2L is the regional coordinating organization for Cash for College in Kern County. Each year over 2,500 high school seniors and their families are impacted by the program.

California Cash for College Schools
-Workshop Schedule Coming Soon-

The Cash for College workshops will begin in early October 2017. Please check back in September for a complete list of workshops.

What To Bring

Bring your parent or guardian and their financial documents such as their most recent Federal income tax return, their W-2 Forms or any records of earned income.

Bring your Social Security Card, Driver’s License or Alien Registration Card.

If you are under-documented, AB540 experts will work with you to determine alternative opportunities for entering the college of your choice.

What To Expect

Financial Aid professionals will be available to answer general and specific questions about completing the FAFSA or CA DREAM Act applications.

Most families will be encouraged to complete the FAFSA form in the “on-line” format on computers at workshop locations. That means that most locations will complete student/family FAFSA forms in computer labs.

Many workshop locations will include a brief presentation overview regarding financial aid.

Family resource materials will be available to encourage student success.

Important documents you need to bring to complete the FAFSA or CA DREAM Act Application.

If you don't have every one of these documents, that's okay. Come to a workshop with the documents that you have and that apply to you.

  1. Driver's license.
  2. Social Security card or number
  3. Alien registration number, if you are not a U.S. citizen
  4. Your 2015 income information
  5. Parent 2015 income information
  6. Your tax and parent tax information; previous year taxes are okay for now if you don't have 2015 tax information
  7. 2015 bank statements
  8. Any records of untaxed income such as welfare benefits, Social Security benefits, or child support payments
  9. List of colleges you are interested in attending

Educational Programs

Cash for College workshops are a real team effort and their success depends upon the help of many dedicated volunteers. Without volunteers from educational programs (listed below), these valuable workshops would not take place.

  1. Migrant Education Program Region V
  2. Southern San Joaquin Cal-SOAP
  3. Educational Talent Search Program
  4. AmeriCorps
  5. Kern County Department of Human Services: Foster Youth
  6. Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
  7. Boys and Girls Club of Kern County
  8. PIQE
  9. CAMP
  10. College Corps
  11. Taft College, California State University Bakersfield, and Bakersfield College: Financial Aid & Outreach Offices