2022 College Affordability Summit


3rd Annual California College Affordability Summit

California College Affordability 2022

The 3rd Annual California College Affordability Summit was a virtual event on April 20 and 21, 2022. The Summit equipped K-12 educators, high school counselors, college financial aid administrators, student advocates, and policy leaders with the information, resources, and tools at their disposal to be successful in the implementation of the new financial aid completion requirement for local educational agencies. This is a crucial time in California around its commitment to increase financial aid awareness and opportunities for low-income and first-generation students.
Session topics included the following areas:

  • The financial aid applications and resources 
  • Best practices, engaging families, and building partnerships
  • Beyond the financial aid application

In Case You Missed It 2022
Click on our sessions below to watch recorded copies of our Summit workshops

Day 1: Opening, General Session, and Breakout Sessions

Welcome Message and Keynote

The financial aid applications and resources

How CCGI Partner Districts can use CaliforniaColleges.edu to Facilitate the Holistic Implementation of AB 469 

Using CaliforniaColleges.edu to Facilitate the Holistic Implementation of AB 469 for California College Guidance Initiative

Best Practices for Student Aid Report (SAR) Review

Cash for College Train the Trainer Workshop

ALL Undocumented Students Can Succeed In College

Summer Melt Prevention: How Programs and Colleges Can Work Together 

Input and Feedback Session on Resources to Help Your School District Successfully Implement AB469

Using WebGrants, Reports and Other Tools to Identify Students for Outreach

Day 2: Opening, Keynote Speaker, and Breakout Sessions

Music/Welcome Message/Keynote

Data Tool Highlighting Racial Disparities in Financial Aid Completion and A Research-Driven Framework to Increase Access to Financial Aid

Empowering Families: Best Practices for Family Engagement

Let’s Talk College Affordability: Empowering Students & Families to Be Informed Decision Makers

Financial Aid Offer Review: Why It’s Important and How to Do It with uAspire and Moneythink

Impact of Partnerships with Educators and Community Based Organizations to increase Financial Aid Access

Higher Education Institutions Supporting Their K12 Partners: Ensuring All Students Have Access and Support through the Financial Aid Application Process 

You Talking to Me? Developing a Marketing, Outreach, and Communications Campaign to Address Student Financial Aid Completion

Beyond the Financial Aid Application: Perspectives on Navigating Higher Education as BIPOC and First-Generation College Students

What to do After Submitting the Financial Aid Application? WebGrants and More!

Tips for Supporting Undocumented Students in Higher Education

Innovative Practices to Financial Aid Application Completion While Utilizing Your Current Funding

California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP): Supporting California Students and Schools Through the Financial Aid Process

Strategies That Helped Jurupa Hills High School Improve Their FAFSA/CADAA Rate

Closing Remarks