Students planning to attend college during the 2015-16 school year can get free, professional help completing their FAFSAs, or applications for federal student aid, at a series of workshops to be held in January.

Professionals will also be on hand to help students apply for the California Dream Act, which  allows undocumented and nonresident documented students who meet certain provisions to apply for and receive private scholarships funded through public universities, state financial aid, university grants, community college fee waivers, and Cal Grants.​

Santa Rosa Junior College is teaming up with the nonprofit organization 10,000 Degrees to host the Cash For College workshops, which last year drew more than 1,000 Sonoma County students and parents. This year, a new site has been added at Santa Rosa High School.

Following are the dates and locations of the workshops, to which students and parents should bring proof of identity, a tax return for 2013 or estimated 2014 income.

​ ​January 6, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM Rancho Cotate High Rooms N12 & N16
January 8, 2015 6:00PM-8:00PM Healdsburg High Rm: 51 & Library
January 12, 2015 5:30PM-9:00PM Windsor High Theatre & Library
January 15, 2015 5:30PM-8:00PM Elsie Allen High R4
January 20, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM Casa Grande High Library
January 21, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM Tomales High Auditorium
January 22, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM Santa Rosa High Multipurpose Room
January 24, 2015 11:00AM-2:00PM SRJC-Santa Rosa Plover Hall
January 24, 2015 9:00AM-1:00PM Sonoma Valley High Library
January 26, 2015 6:00PM-8:30PM Piner High Science Center & A-14
January 27, 2015 6:30PM-8:30PM Cloverdale High 3 & 1