SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Mexican government and the State of California want to make sure students know their options when deciding to go to college in California and Mexico.

The Mexican Consulate is putting on a college fair to highlight colleges in California, financial aid and other resources available to students and their families from California and Mexico.

The annual college fair, Steps to College, will be held at the Consulate General of Mexico, 2093 Arena Blvd., on Feb. 1 at 10 a.m.

Consul General Liliana Ferrer said the fair is available to students of all ages and their families. The fair is also available for English and Spanish speakers.

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"We have a very large community of dual-nationals, of legal residents and very hardworking Hispanics and non-Hispanics as well," Ferrer said.

The Steps to College event allows students to connect with advisors who can help them with financial aid forms and point them towards scholarships they can apply to regardless of their immigration status.

Ferrer said the consulate sees the fair as a great opportunity to motivate students to get a four-year college degree. 

The event also provides access to legal advice, health care services and other resources college students may need.

Public colleges, private colleges and Mexican universities will be at the college fair.

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