A free workshop for the parents of college-bound high school students is scheduled from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, December 13th, at the Montana Avenue Branch Library in Santa Monica, 1704 Montana Ave.

The workshop will focus on “little-known ways of getting money for college.”

The class will include such topics as how to double or triple eligibility for free grant money, the secret of sending a child to a private or University of California school for less than the cost of a junior college, and the single biggest mistake that nine out of ten parents make when planning for college.

Although anyone may attend, the class is designed for parents of high school sophomores and juniors.

Two other workshops are scheduled at the Santa Monica Main Library in January.

The class is being taught by Shanee Chavis, described as a specialist on paying for college.

The worksop is free, but seating is limited by the size of the room.

Reservations, (310) 581-7954, or www.freecollegeworkshops .com/.