WALNUT- Mt. San Antonio College will offer free financial aid assistance to area high school seniors and their parents during its annual "Cash for College" fair on Saturday.

The event kicks off with opening presentations by state Sens. Ed Hernandez and Bob Huff, starting at 9 a.m. in Mt. SAC's Sophia B. Clarke Theater.

Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are required.

"This event is all about helping students fill out the necessary financial aid forms by the March 2 deadline so that they don't miss out on thousands of dollars that may be available to them," said Mt. SAC Financial Aid Director Chau Dao.

Cash for College provides hands-on assistance to college-bound students and their parents in completing and filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms for the 2013-14 academic year for Mt. SAC and other schools.

Parents and students must bring a copy of students' Social Security cards or permanent resident cards, and a 2012 federal 1040 tax return and W-2. If 2012 information is not available, a 2011 tax return may be used along with 2011 W-2 forms.

Information and application forms will also be available for Admissions, Extended Opportunity and Programs Services, and other Mt. SAC student support services.

A free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, and participants may also be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship sponsored through the California Student Aid Commission.

Information: http://www.mtsac.edu; email at financialaid@mtsac.edu, or 909-274-4457.