LSU Host Second Financial Aid Night

On Thursday, January 23, the Latino Student Union (LSU) hosted its second financial aid night for parents in the school library. LSU officers and volunteers from local community colleges ran the presentation.

“The first night was about information mainly but [Thursday’s] was hand’s on,” LSU President Olivia Olivares said.

The first hour of the presentation focused on informing parents and students both the Federal Student Aid Act and the California Dream Act, which gives aid to undocumented students. Representatives from De Anza and Foothill attended and both answered questions and helped fill out applications.

“The representatives mainly informed the parents about the college application process but also got into [the] details of how they can help their students get help to fill out the applications and get a lot of financial aid,” Olivia said.

Parents were told before to bring with them necessary documents, such as tax returns, for the second hour of the event, which was devoted to directly helping students and parents with the paperwork required for financial aid.

“Overall, it was a really good event,” Olivia said. “We had a lot of people come.”