2021 Annual Statewide Financial Aid Workshops


The 2021-2022 Annual Statewide Financial Aid Workshops will begin again in August 2021 as live webinars and pre-recorded videos available on demand. We also hope to offer some on site (in-person) workshops throughout the state beginning in September 2021 if conditions allow.

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The Annual Statewide Financial Aid Workshop series is a partnership effort between the California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CASFAA), The California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Administrators Association (CCCSFAAA) and the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). These free workshops offer high school counselors, student advocates, outreach specialists and other community education partners relevant financial aid training they can use to support their students. Workshop topics typically include updates to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application (CADAA), as well as an overview of the Cal Grant programs, programs for foster youth, new programs and legislation that is impactful to financial aid.

All Annual Statewide Financial Aid Workshops held between September 2020 and February 2021 were held virtually due to Covid-19 restrictions. In August 2021, through early 2022, we will once again offer virtual training events as well as pre-recorded videos available on demand. We hope to offer on-site (in person) workshops as well beginning in September 2021.

To contact the training unit, please e-mail us at outreachandtraining@csac.ca.gov