Free workshops are being held at the Santa Monica Main Library this month for the parents of college-bound high school students, focusing on little-known ways of getting money for college.

The workshops are scheduled from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, January 17th, and from 10:15 a.m. to noon Saturday, January 19th, at the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica.

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

Everyone is welcome to attend, but the class is ideally suited for parents of high school sophomores and juniors, according to the library.

The class is being taught by Shanee’ Chavis, who is considered an expert on paying for college, according to the library.

Seating is free but limited by the size of the room.

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