Financial aid application completion is on the rise in California, as recent data shows an increase of over 7 percent from the 2020-21 school year. For some California school districts, their 2021-22 completion rates have exceeded their pre-pandemic percentages. Yet, for low-income and first-generation students across California, there is still more ground to gain.
We can do better. We can change these outcomes if we come together as a community to share more accurate information about financial aid and help more students apply.
A Parent’s Guide to Financial Aid features FAFSA and CADAA updates for the 2023-24 award year, a look at financial aid legislation and completion data, and a new section with scholarship resources. Please share this resource widely with your networks!