ERHS Counseling Team Hosts 'Cash for College' Workshop

ERHS Cash for College

Last week, the ERHS Counseling Department with assistance from CALSOAP staff, hosted a CASH 4 COLLEGE workshop for seniors who still needed to complete their FAFSA or CA Dream Act application.

Completing the financial aid application is a key part for eligibility to scholarships, loans, work-study and is one of the steps to the Hancock Promise, according to Warrior School Counselor Eric Blanco.

“This event helped us finish the FAFSA efficiently and in a short amount of time because of the expert help and support.” – Joshua Samuel / 12th grader.

“As a first-generation college-going student, the Cash 4 College event made me feel relieved to complete one of the many steps towards a higher education with the help of school counselors and CALSOAP representatives.” – Jada Sanchez / 12th grader

Parents also described the experience as useful and engaging.

“Today’s event was very helpful and gave me a lot of info.” – Ann Hin, Parent of 12th grader Xavier Hin

Está bien y afortunados de poder ayudarle a sus hijos, para salir adelante ya que uno no puede seguir sus estudios. Encaminarlos a un futuro mejor.” (It is good and fortunate to be able to help your children, to get ahead since one cannot continue their studies. Lead them to a greater future) – Jose Luis Pacheco / Parent of 12th grader.

Some students also started work on the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara application, according to SFSB representative Liliana Cardenas.

The next event is scheduled for Feb. 7th.

SMJUHSD Media Contact: Public Information Officer Kenny Klein 805-709-1454 or