Our Updated Parent’s Guide to Financial Aid is Here! Please Share.

Happy New Year! I’m excited to share that the wait is over and A Parent’s Guide to Financial Aid is back again this year to support students and families as they complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application (CADAA)!

This year’s guide features important updates to the FAFSA and CADAA for the 2024-25 award year, a look at financial aid legislation and completion data, and resources to understand all the current and upcoming changes to the financial aid process. You can download it in English and Spanish and use this toolkit to share it with your networks. Please also encourage families in your network to complete our financial aid survey. Responses will inform our spring Educator’s Guide to Financial Aid and help us determine what financial aid resources and opportunities to offer in the future. 

Complete the Survey

We are excited to announce that GO is hosting three webinars this winter with a panel of experts discussing important information about the FAFSA and CADAA. Please join us for the following sessions: 

  • Tuesday, February 6: What’s New With the FAFSA and CADAA This Year? 
  • Thursday, March 7: Accessing Financial Aid as an Undocumented or Mixed-Status Family
  • Thursday, March 21: Accessing Financial Aid as a Moderate or Middle-Income Family

RSVP for the webinars here!

I have so much gratitude for the many partners who – over the years – have supported the creation, updating, and release of this important guide for California families. A special thank you goes out to our sponsor for this year’s guide: Stockton Scholars. 

In Partnership,

Darcel Sanders, CEO

P.S. It’s not too late to sponsor our webinar series or our upcoming guides, A Parent’s Guide to College Conversations and An Educator’s Guide to Financial Aid. Read more about sponsorship opportunities here and reach out to Mariko Kawashima mkawashima@gopublicschools.org with questions.

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