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Thursday: Join LaSA for a Charla de la Tarde focused on UC financial aid

Selecting the right college financial aid package can have a tremendous impact on students. There is so much to consider — tuition and fees; housing, meal plans and other attendance-related costs; and other areas related to academic and campus life.

To help provide a better understanding of the selection process, the UCOP Latinx Staff Association (LaSA) invites you to join a Charla de la Tarde — afternoon chat — focused on the ins and outs of choosing the right student financial aid package.

Apri Medina, Ph.D., associate director of student financial support, and Jamal Collins, student financial support analyst, UC Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs, will provide expert guidance.

Join us

  • What: LaSA Charla de la Tarde — The Ins and Outs of Student Financial Aid: Choosing the Right Student Financial Aid Package
  • When: April 27, 12 – 1 p.m. (PT)
  • Zoom:
    Meeting ID: 926 5419 5711
    One tap mobile: +16692192599, 92654195711# US (San Jose)

About our speakers

Aprí Medina, Ph.D., Associate Director, Student Financial Support

Aprí Medina, Ph.D., has 20 years of experience in the University of California system, serving in various roles in financial aid and the registrar’s office before joining UCOP in 2021. She earned her doctorate in higher education from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2020, and has a background in clinical psychology. She began her career as a work-study student in financial aid at UC Santa Barbara and found a passion for issues of access and affordability.



Jamal Collins, Student Financial Support Analyst, UC Graduate, Undergraduate and Equity Affairs

Jamal Collins has 20 years of experience working in financial aid in California, including at California Community Colleges, private for-profit and nonprofit colleges and at UC. In his current role as financial aid outreach and communications liaison, he educates Californians about the generous financial aid available at UC.





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