Cash For College

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Cash for College
Statewide Cash for College Webinars

CSAC Cash For College Logo Do you need Cash for College? Join the California Student Aid Commission for our Statewide Cash for College Webinar! Learn about the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) application and get your questions answered via the Cash for College hotline!

Have questions? Contact the Student Aid Commission at (888) CA GRANT (888-224-7268) or email studentsupport@csac.ca.gov. 


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*November 17, 2021 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm     February 9, 2022 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
December 15, 2021 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm     February 24, 2022 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
January 12, 2022 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm          April 13, 2022 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm
January 26, 2022 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm          May 18, 2022 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm

*The November 17 webinar will focus on questions and issues common to formerly incarcerated students and students with experience in the juvenile justice system. 

What do you need for the webinar?

  • Your parents and your FSA ID (For FAFSA filers ONLY) or Dream Act Account (For CADAA filers)
  • Driver’s License, if you have one
  • Social Security Card, if you have one
  • Alien Registration Card, if you have one
  • ITIN, if you have one
  • List of colleges you are interested in to list on the applications
  • Most current bank statements
  • Any records of untaxed income
  • 2020 tax information (1040’s and W2’s)

Additional Student Resources

Resources for Cash for College Partners

  • Would you like to volunteer to help students receive financial aid?
    Sign- up here!

Find a Local Cash for College Workshop Near You

Our mission is 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.

Students and families can attend FREE Cash for College workshops across California for help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act (CADAA) and Chafee Grant for Foster Youth applications.

If you are a student looking for a workshop, follow this link: https://cash4college.csac.ca.gov/, and use our ‘Find a workshop’ tool, 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?

To expand our reach, the California Student Aid Commission launched the Fall 2020 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 to assist students in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). This program will expand on the Cash for College workshops to reach more students and assist in financial aid completion.

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

Community partners are a critical part of students receiving the assistance in completing financial aid applications. Every year CSAC partners with locally-based partner organizations, including high schools, community colleges, universities, and community groups to provide Cash for College Workshops to students. To become a Cash for College Community Champion, complete the Train the Trainer Workshop/Training. Once trained, Cash for College Community Champions will host Cash for College workshops to assist students and families in completing their financial aid applications. Become a Cash for College Community Champion today! Our Cash for College Community Champions will receive a certificate, digital badge, and will be highlighted on the CSAC webpage and more!