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CSU Super Saturday Brings Students, Parents and
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(August 17, 2011) - The California State University system welcomes prospective students in communities throughout Southern California to the CSU Super Saturday College Fair, hosted at CSU Dominguez Hills on August 27, 2011. 

CSU Super Saturday, now in its fifth year, is a free event that highlights all 23 Cal State campuses and annually attracts more than 1,000 prospective students, family members and mentors.  Participants have access to workshops on how to apply for college and financial aid as well as tips on being a successful college student.

"College can be intimidating to a middle or high school student.  Often students have many questions.  Am I ready for college?  Can my family afford college?  What does it take to graduate?" said Tony Ross, chair of the CSU African American Initiative and Cal State L.A. vice president for student affairs.  "This fair aims to answer prospective students' questions and lower the intimidation factor."

CSU Super Saturday, CSU Super Sunday and the CSU Summer Algebra Institutes form the core of the CSU African American Initiative – a CSU partnership with local churches and community organizations across California to get grade school, middle school, and high school students excited about going to college.  In conjunction with this year's fair, the CSU will host "Train-the-Trainer" workshops with church education ministers to strengthen the partnership and develop pathways for getting college information to prospective students.

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Information to attend CSU Super Saturday:

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2011

Time: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm

Location: CSU Dominguez Hills - 1000 East Victoria Street Carson, California 90747

RSVP: Email epartnershipevents@calstate.edu or call 562-951-4818 by August 22

Cost: Free

Parking: Free (Lot 3)

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