Our updated parent’s guide to financial aid is here! Please share.

I’m excited to share that A Parent’s Guide to Financial Aid is back again!

We first released A Parent’s Guide to Financial Aid two years ago in response to the questions and concerns we heard from students and families about financial aid in the communities we serve. We leveraged our years of work with parents and champions to create a family-facing resource that attempts to demystify the complex world of financial aid, including how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application (CADAA).

This year’s guide features FAFSA and CADAA updates for the 2022-23 award year, information about new legislation impacting financial aid eligibility, an expanded Cal Grant section, and a new tool to help families have early and honest conversations about the cost of college. You can download the guide in both English and Spanish.

I remember all too well how nervous I was to apply for financial aid. My family and I were left to navigate paying for college without support, and I know so many others share my experience. It is my sincerest hope that A Parent’s Guide to Financial Aid is useful to you or families you know who have questions about college costs, the application process, or who just need a reminder that they are not alone on this journey. 

In community, 

Darcel Sanders
Chief Executive Officer 

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