2023 College Affordability Summit


College Affordability Summit

2023 College Affordability Summit Logo

The 4th Annual California College Affordability Summit (Summit) in partnership with the Riverside County Office of Education, the Education Trust-West, and the California Department of Education will take place on November 7 & 8, 2023 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, CA.  The Summit will provide K-12 educators, high school counselors, college financial aid administrators, student advocates, and policy leaders with updates, resources, and tools for the upcoming 2024-2025 application cycle.

Session themes will cover the following areas:

  • Breaking barriers for student college success
  • Building bridges to connect students to resources
  • Making college affordable
  • Understanding the Better FAFSA and enhanced California Dream Act Application

 Registration for the 2023 College Affordability Summit is available now.  Click here to register!

Summit Schedule

Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday November 7, 2023

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Summit Early-Bird Check-in

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Pre-Summit Sessions offered concurrently:


Session I: Better FAFSA & Better CADAA Demo Training


Session II: Support for First-Time & Renewal California Dream Act Applicants


Session III: Understanding and Supporting College Students’ Basic Needs


Session IV: Navigating Challenges with Better FAFSA for Impacted Student Population

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Network Event

Wednesday November 8, 2023

6:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Check-in & Continental Breakfast

College Affordability Resource Fair

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome from Riverside County Office of Education, California Student Aid Commission, California Department of Education and Education Trust-West

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

General Session

10:30 – 10:40 a.m.


10:40 – 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session I

11:30 – 11:40 a.m.


11:40 – 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Session II

12:30 – 12:40 p.m.


12:40 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch & Race to Submit Award Ceremony

2:00 – 2:10 p.m.


2:10 – 3:00 p.m.

Breakout Session III

3:00 – 3:10 p.m.


3:10 – 4:00 p.m.

Closing and Next Steps


California Student Aid Commission LogoRiverside County Office of Education LogoThe Education Trust West Logo
ECMC LogoCalifornia Department of Education 4imprint Logo
San Bernardino Community College District

If you would like to be a sponsor of the 2023 College Affordability Summit, please view our College Affordability Summit Sponsorship Package and email Catalina Cifuentes at ccifuentes@rcoe.us.