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Assemblymember Brown Co-Hosts Forum on Paying for College

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), in partnership with the Associated Student Government (ASG), Inc. at San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC), co-hosted a college affordability forum and resource fair at the campus library on Thursday, December 5, from 12-3:00 p.m. The focus of the event was to inform students of free financial aid programs and explore the importance of planning ahead to succeed in college.

“We’re really concerned about the increasing amount of debt that students are amassing after they’ve completed their degrees and certificates,” said Assemblymember Brown. “There’s a number of funding opportunities available at the state level including scholarships, grants and investment options. I’m really pleased to have worked with the California Student Aid Commission to come to this event and share some of the free assistance programs that are available to transfer and vocational students. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore some viable options to lower your costs. Please take advantage of these programs.”

The forum, moderated by ASG, included two panels. Among participating speakers include Trustee Joseph Williams, San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD); Professor Ed Gomez, History Department, SBVC; Professor James Dulgeroff, Department of Economics, SBVC; Professor James Robinson, chair of the Human Services Dept., SBVC; School Support Representative Monique Doduc, California Student Aid Commission; Deputy Director of Operations Miguel McQueen, San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department (WDD); Programs Manager Theresa Keller, San Bernardino Employment Training Agency (SBETA); and President/CEO Dina Walker, Blu Education Foundation.

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