College Access Plan Explains Affordable College in Free Online Workshop for All PUSD Students

Published on Oct 18, 2020

College Access Plan (CAP), an independent 501c3 nonprofit based in Pasadena that prepares underserved students to succeed in college, is hosting a free virtual event on Tuesday, October 20, to help Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students and parents better understand how to afford college.

“Affording College – A CAP Workshop” begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be about an hour long. In this workshop, CAP will review key financial aid terms that families should know, important steps in the financial aid process, the types of financial aid available, and how your student’s college list can position them to have at least one affordable option in the spring.

The workshop is designed for all parents and guardians of college-aspiring PUSD students, including two- and four-year applicants. Spanish translation will be provided, according to a CAP announcement.

This online event on Zoom is open to all PUSD high school students and their families. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants in advance after they register. Registration closes at 11 p.m. Monday, October 19.

To register, visit and click the Register button on the page.

CAP, whose offices are at 871 E. Washington Blvd, Suite 207 in Pasadena, was founded in 2006 as a student-centered support system that fosters meaningful interactions to assist students and their families through their college readiness and success challenges.

Through partnerships with PUSD and other local agencies, CAP provides no-cost college readiness advice and topic-specific workshops on site – when allowed – at high schools and middle schools, and to PUSD graduates that attend college. CAP serves 1,600 students and their families with college applications, financial aid, SAT preparation, and other forms of essential college preparatory and success support.

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