The California Student Aid Commission is offering thirty-five half-day financial aid informational training workshops throughout the state to assist in providing information and updates on state funded financial aid programs in partnership with the California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CASFAA) Register here.
In November, 2014 the Commission hosted the Symposium on Student Debt in California. As of September 2014, total outstanding balance for student loans was at a record high of $1.31 trillion, according to a Federal Reserve report. That is more than the American debt load for both consumer credit cards ($881.8 billion) and automobile loans ($839 billion). Find more information from featured presenters, Commission Meeting video presentation and the Summary of Commission Symposium on Student Loan Debt. To read more click here.
Keep up-to-date on the California Student Aid Commission news feed. Click here to access the RSS feed for weekly or biweekly information about state and federal issues impacting financial aid for higher education and other important issues.
The Middle Class Scholarship (MCS):
is a program that provides undergraduate students, including those pursuing an undergraduate teaching credential, with family income and assets up to $156,000, a tuition discount to attend University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) campuses. Read More!
California Dream Act Resources
The Commission provides on-demand training for high school and financial aid administrators. Each mini-training is approximately five minutes in length and targets a specific subject. To watch a mini-training, simply select the link below.
- California Dream Act Mini -Trainings
Congratulations to College Challenge Winner:
Middle College HS, San Bernardino, CA Over 200 Student Ambassadors, led by their school leadership, used the momentum of the Challenge to raise their FAFSA completion rates. This spring semester, more than 87,000 students from 14 states and 83 high schools across the country competed. Read More!