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Find a Workshop

Starting October 1 through the March 2 Cal Grant deadline, 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.

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.

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Become an Approved Organization

Organization registration for 2018-19 California Cash for College (CCFC) workshops is now open!

Thank you for your interest in hosting a CCFC workshop in your area. Please register to become an approved Cash for College Organization.

To learn more about what it takes to become an approved CCFC Organization, please view our Partnership Agreement.

Once your request has been approved, you will receive information electronically to complete your account creation to access the CCFC Workshop Management System (WMS). You will login to WMS to register your workshops, assign site users and contacts, order materials, and access training and useful resources to make your workshop successful.

Host a Cash For College Workshop

Thank you for hosting a CCFC workshop in your area. CCFC workshops are offered beginning on October 1, 2018 and run through the March 2, 2019 Cal Grant deadline. Please login to register your workshops, order materials, and access training and useful resources to make your workshop successful.

Regional Coordinating Organizations

The CCFC program consists of financial aid workshops managed by the California Student Aid Commission (Commission), in coordination with CCFC Regional Coordinating Organizations (RCO). To learn more about regionally coordinated CCFC efforts across California, please contact the RCO serving your area. To locate your RCO click here.

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Become an approved Cash for College Partner:
Become an approved Cash for College Partner (Organization, Institution, or Agency) to host a Cash for College Workshop. Register Today!

2018-19 Cash for College Workshop registration for Organizations is now open:

Cash for College Workshop Timeline:
2018-19 Cash for College Workshops run from October 1, 2018 through the March 2, 2019 Cal Grant Deadline.

Earlier FAFSA Changes:
Learn more about the earlier FAFSA using Prior-Prior Year Income Students:

Financial Aid Applications Date:
FAFSA and California Dream Act Application submission window opens October 1.

Attend a Cash for College Workshop:
Register to attend a FREE Cash for College workshop to get hands-on assistance completing and submitting your financial aid applications by the March 2, 2019 deadline.

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