Volunteer Education and College Assistance Alliance (VECAA)

High school graduate

In partnership with Hartnell College, UWMC will administer the VECAA program to increase Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Dream Act applications of high school students throughout Monterey County. FAFSA not only gives students access to the aid, but it allows students and families to find a better path toward college affordability and earning a degree. However, very few high school seniors complete FAFSA applications. Between 2016 and 2018, less than half of the eligible students entering Hartnell College completed the FASFA applications. 

Appointments are required for application assistance. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call our Salinas office at 831-757-3206. View the program flyer here.