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Upcoming workshops: Getting into and paying for college

Have a child or know somebody applying to college? UCOP offers many resources to help OP staff understand the college admissions process, as well as how to finance and pay for college. Some upcoming opportunities include:

College-bound information series

OP Staff Assembly is sponsoring a college-bound information series to help the families of OP staff applying for college to understand the college admissions process.

UC Undergraduate Admissions Application Selection

Evera Spears, associate director, Advocacy and Partnerships Undergraduate Admissions, will discuss how UC undergraduate admissions selects freshman and transfer students.

  • Date: Wednesday, Jan. 23
  • Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
  • Room: Franklin 11326
  • Join via Zoom:; dial-in: 408 638 0968; meeting ID: 510 987 9524

Applying for Financial Aid Workshop

Jamal Collins, the financial aid outreach and communication liaison in the Student Financial Support Unit of Student Affairs, will explain the financial aid application process and answer your questions.

  • Date: Wednesday, Jan. 30 & Thursday, Feb. 7
  • Time: 12 – 1 p.m.
  • Room: Franklin 11326
  • Join via Zoom:; dial-in: 408 638 0968; meeting ID: 510 987 9524

For questions about the college-bound information series, contact Robert Cook at

Financial education courses from Fidelity

Because higher education can be financially daunting for families, UC, with our vendor partner Fidelity, offers ongoing financial education classes designed to help you make the most of your financial opportunities at UC. You can learn more about mapping out your financial needs and college-specific saving options at these workshops:

Create a Budget, Ditch Your Debt, and Start Building for the Future

Tips and tools to help you get a handle on spending and borrowing, including how to develop a smart budget and ways to manage debt.

  • Date: Tuesday, Jan. 15
  • Time: 10:15 – 11 a.m.
  • Room: Kaiser 505

Your College Savings Options

Insight into the rising cost of college, an overview of financial aid resources and college savings plans, and how to start saving now.

  • Date: Tuesday, Feb. 26
  • Time: 9 – 10 a.m.
  • Room: Kaiser 705

Check out more financial education classes on the Link calendar.

For questions about the Fidelity classes, contact Nancy Pergot at


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  1. Gerry Darden January 15, 2019 Reply

    The college-bound information series looks like a great resources for OP staff. It would be helpful if the session were offered via Zoom so those in alternate locations could participate.

    • wendywelsh January 15, 2019 Reply

      This article has been updated with Zoom information for both workshops in the series. Thank you for your comment!

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