Friday, January 28, 2011

Online Children's Clothing & Toy Swap

thredUP.com is a cool website where you can swap clothing and toys your children have out grown. Browse the thousands of boxes of gently-loved clothing or toys in the thredUP listings. When you find one you love, pick it and it's yours. You pay just $5 + shipping to receive the box. Then you post a box of gently-worn clothes your child no longer wears. When another member picks your box, send it 100% free of charge.

Limited Office Hours During Flex Week

We will have slightly different office hours during flex week, January 31 to February 4.

Monday the office will be closed from 12:00 to 3:15.
Friday February 4th the office will be closed all day

You may use the drop box outside to leave bookstore receipts.

FAFSA Filing Deadline Is March 2nd

All Fast Track To Work students must apply for financial aid.

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. If you are planning on attending Cabrillo next Fall, you should file your application soon! Each year the priority funding deadline for the following school year is March 2nd, but you are strongly encouraged not to wait until the last minute. Remember that you must apply for each school year. For Cabrillo the year begins with the Fall semester and ends with the Summer session.

When filling out your application, remember to fill in Cabrillo College's Federal School Code 001124 so Cabrillo will receive your information electronically from the federal processor. If you are interested in work-study, be sure to check that box also.

Can't Find Previous Tax Returns?
You can order a transcript of your previous year's tax return from the IRS.

If you would like some help with your application, be sure to attend one of the FAFSA Friday Workshops. You can also schedule an appointment to meet with a Financial Aid Advisor. They can make sure you get all the assistance that is available to you. If you were ever in Foster Care, be sure to tell them. Contact the Financial Aid Office for an appointment.

Friday, January 21, 2011

WIA - Semester Supplies Funds

You must utilize the $25 given for supplies at the same time that you get your books. You will not be able to get a separate voucher for supplies, even if you do not use the entire $25.

WIA - Galli Uniforms Requests Will Be Faxed To Galli

NOTE: We will be faxing student's approved requests to Galli Uniform instead of students bringing their form to Galli.

We have a voucher system in place for WIA students to purchase required items at Galli Uniform Company. You must follow the process below and NOT purchase items with personal funds.

Remember you must be enrolled in the class, not on the wait list, before you can get supplies. And you must have enough funds in your WIA account to cover the costs.

Bring to the Fast Track To Work office. You may use the computers in our office to print/copy these items.
  1. a list of requested items 
  2. current class schedule printout from WebAdvisor
  3. copy of your syllabus showing the required items
We will verify you are eligible for the items and then fax your request to Galli Uniform within 3 days after you dropped it off. We will be processing these vouchers in a timely manner and appreciate your patience.

CalWORKs Work Study

If you are interested in CalWORKs Work Study, please stop by the office to pick up an application and make an appointment to meet with Alicia. Work Study funds are limited and will be given on a first come first served basis.

Spring Book Vouchers

WIA Students
If you have not already submitted your book request form for Spring books, you may do so now. If you submit all requested documentation, you may pick up your approved voucher 3 days after you dropped it off. We will be processing these vouchers in a timely manner and appreciate your patience.
When you pickup up your approved voucher you can then take it to the bookstore to purchase your books. You must bring your cash register receipt back to our office ASAP. Failure to do this will result in a bill sent to you for your purchase.


CaLWORKs Students
If you have not already submitted your book request form for Spring books, you may do so now. We will be processing these vouchers in a timely manner and then send your request to your worker.
See post below Spring 2011 Books for more information on the process.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Spring Parking Permits and Bus Passes

You may be pick up your parking permit or bus pass beginning January 24 at the Student Affairs office on the Aptos Campus, and the Admissions & Records office on the Watsonville Campus.

If you have not already done so, please add your parking permit or bus pass to your registration as soon as possible. In the future, make your selection during your registration process in WebAdvisor. This helps streamline our process for paying your tuition and fees.

Spring 2011 Books

The bookstore will begin selling books to Fast Track students using vouchers on January 24th. You may come to our office now to begin the voucher process.

WIA Students
You must come to the office to fill out the 3-part WIA book request form. Please bring the following items with you: a copy of your current education plan, class schedule printout from WebAdvisor and class books printout from the bookstore website. You may use the computers in our office to print these items.

We will verify you are registered for classes on your ed plan, are only requesting required books for the classes you are enrolled in and that you are on the list at the bookstore. If you submit all requested documentation, you may pick up your approved voucher on January 24th. We will be processing these vouchers in a timely manner and appreciate your patience. When you pickup up your approved voucher you can then take it to the bookstore to purchase your books and return your cash register receipt back to our office ASAP.

CalWORKs Students
You may come to our office now to fill out your book request form. Please bring the following items with you to submit with your request form: a copy of your current education plan, class schedule printout from WebAdvisor and class books printout from the bookstore website. You may use the computers in our office to print these items.

Once we verify you are registered for classes on your ed plan, are only requesting required books for the classes you are enrolled in and that you are on the list at the bookstore, we will fax your request to your ETS.

You may request the voucher be sent back to the Fast Track office for pickup or you can arrange to pick it up from your ETS. Remember if you pick up your voucher from your ETS, you must come to the FTTW office to have your voucher stamped BEFORE going to the book store. These vouchers cannot be used at the bookstore before January 24th. Be sure to take a copy of the list of books to the bookstore when you purchase your books. They need to see which books have been approved. Remember to bring your cash register receipt back to our office ASAP.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January Office Hours

The Fast Track To Work office will be closed on Tuesdays for the entire day in the month of January. Regular hours will resume on February 1st.