Statewide 2018-19 Race to Submit Winners Announced
California Student Aid Commission recognizes schools with highest rate of student financial aid submissions
Sacramento, CA (2018) – Winners of a statewide campaign aimed at increasing the number of high school seniors who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) were announced for the 2018 Race to Submit campaign by the California Student Aid Commission (Commission).
Los Angeles Cash for College Scholarship Awards Reception
California Student Aid Commission Executive Director made remarks at financial aid event
Sacramento, CA (2018) – Lupita Cortez Alcalá, Executive Director of the California Student Aid Commission, spoke at the Los Angeles Cash for College (L.A. CFC) Scholarship Awards and School Recognition Reception on May 30, 2018. L.A. CFC is a Regional Coordinating Organization for CSAC’s statewide Cash for College program, which provides workshops to help low-income and first-generation college-goers complete the application process so they can access financial aid for education and career/technical training beyond high school.
2018 Outstanding High School Counselor honored
Century High School (Santa Ana) Counselor Receives Statewide Marmaduke Award
Sacramento, CA (2018) – A veteran high school counselor in Santa Ana has been selected as the winner of the Arthur S. Marmaduke Award for outstanding achievements in high school counseling. Beau Menchaca was honored in a ceremony at Century High School for his dedication in encouraging students to pursue their higher education dreams, announced the California Student Aid Commission.
Leaders in state need-based aid meet in Atlanta
California Student Aid Commission Chair leads student financial aid discussions
Sacramento, CA (2018) – California continues to lead the way in discussions regarding comprehensive student financial aid, as a lead participant in a multi-state discussion panel held Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Atlanta. Dr. Lande Ajose, Chair of the California Student Aid Commission and Executive Director of the non-profit California Competes, was one of the featured speakers at the Lumina Foundation Strategy Labs Peer Learning Opportunities. The panels were part of an invitation-only event for leaders seeking to identity and pursue solutions aimed at improving postsecondary education attainment.
Actress and Advocate Gabrielle Union Helps Launch the California “Race to Submit” Campaign
A Graduate of U.C.L.A., Union Inspires Students to Complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application
(SACRAMENTO, CA) - The California Student Aid Commission is launching the “Race to Submit” statewide campaign to encourage more high school seniors to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). A “Race to Submit Kick-off” event is planned for 9:30am on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Rancho Verde High School in Moreno Valley, California, located at 17750 Lasselle St., Moreno Valley, CA 92551.
Statement Urging Congress and the President to Find a Permanent Resolution in Support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
The California Dream Act Remains State Law, the Application Period Opens on October 1, 2017
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – This statement is in response to today’s announcement by the federal government to terminate the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months.
2017 Arthur S. Marmaduke Award Winner Announced
High School Counselor Receives Prestigious Statewide Honor
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Lynda McGee works hard at her job. She’s been a staff member at Downtown Magnets High School in Los Angeles for nearly 20 years. For 17 of those years she’s worked as a college counselor – not a simple job considering that she’s the only college counselor for over 1,000 students.
WHO: The Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento, the California Student Aid Commission; Cien Amigos; the Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California; and, others