Cash For College

Overview

Cash for College
Statewide Cash for College Webinars

The 2024-25 FAFSA and CADAA are now open. The California Community College’s deadline for financial aid is September 3, 2024.

CSAC Cash For College Logo Do you need Cash for College? Join the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) for our Statewide Cash for College Webinars! Learn about the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Chafee Grant for Foster Youth. Get your questions answered!

Have questions? Contact the Student Aid Commission (CSAC) email cashforcollege@csac.ca.gov


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2024-25 Financial Aid To Do List

All-In Fact Sheet

All-In Financial Aid 5 Step Timeline

Cash for College Student Resources

Online Version - Next Steps After Submitting Your Financial Aid Application

Print Version - Next Steps After Submitting Your Financial Aid Application


Resources for Cash for College Partners

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Regional Coordinating Organization (RCO)

Find a Local Regional Coordinating Organization (RCO) or Cal-SOAP Near You.

Our mission is to help low-income and first-generation collegegoers complete the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Chafee Grant for Foster Youth. Regional Coordinating Organizations (RCOs) and Cal-SOAPs are CSAC contracted organizations that host in-person workshops and webinars throughout the State! Follow this link: Home Page – California Student Aid Commission to find a workshop near you.

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Cash for College Train the Trainer Program

What is the Statewide Cash for College Train the Trainer Program?

The Statewide Cash for College Train the Trainer Program provides new and existing community partners with the training and resources to host their own Cash for College Workshops. Workshops assist students in completing the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Chafee Grant for Foster Youth.

How do Community Partners participate and become a Cash for College Community Champion?

Community partners are critical in helping students complete their financial aid applications. Every year, CSAC partners with local organizations to provide Cash for College workshops. They include high schools, community colleges, universities, and community groups.

To become a Cash for College Community Champion, complete the Train the Trainer workshop and survey to receive your certificate. Once trained, Cash for College Community Champions can host workshops to help students and families complete their financial aid applications. Become a Cash for College Community Champion today!

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Cash for College Training Videos and Electronic Materials

 

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Download CSAC Toolkit Guide PDF Version.  CSAC Toolkit Resource Guide


If you plan on hosting Cash 4 College workshops, and/or if you plan on assisting students at Cash for College workshops, please watch the following videos and review the following resources to prepare yourself.