The key to reducing the cost of college is getting the most out of your financial aid offers, but applying for financial aid can be daunting.

It is not too late get federal financial aid for the upcoming fall semester.

Cerro Coso will hold a FASFA (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid) workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16, via Zoom.

Participants must preregister for the event on the college website that will include information on Federal Student Aid, State Student Aid, Institutional Aid and scholarships.

Cerro Coso wants to help make college more affordable by sharing tips and information about financial aid programs available and streamline the process for application. Parents and students are invited to attend and connect with college experts and get assistance in filling out financial aid applications and helpful hints about making the process easier.

The workshop will offer students and parents a better understanding of each program and how they work in conjunction with any tuition waivers or scholarships students may be eligible to receive.

Preregister for the workshop at cerrocoso.edu. Fall classes begin Aug. 24.

Natalie Dorrell is the director of public relations and institutional advancement for Cerro Coso Community College.

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