2019 Annual Statewide Financial Aid Workshops


2019 Annual Statewide Financial Aid Workshops


  1. August 22 - Riverside (Riverside Convention Center)*
  2. August 23 - Riverside (Riverside Convention Center)*
  3. August 29 - Rancho Cucamonga (San Bernardino County Supt of Schools)*
  4. August 30 - Bakersfield (Hodel's Country Dining Restaurant)*
  5. September 4 - Fresno (Washington Unified School District)*
  6. September 5 - Visalia (Wyndham Hotel Visalia)
  7. September 6 - San Luis Obispo (Cuesta College)
  8. September 10 - San Gabriel (San Gabriel High School)
  9. September 11 - Lancaster (Antelope Valley College)
  10. September 12 - Fullerton (Fullerton College)
  11. September 13 - Sylmar (L.A. Mission College)*
  12. September 16 - Sacramento (Cosumnes River College)
  13. September 17 - Santa Rosa (Sonoma County Office of Education)
  14. September 18 - Redding (Shasta COE Professional Dev. Center)
  15. September 19 - Yreka (Holiday Inn Express Yreka)
  16. September 20 - Eureka (Humboldt County Office of Education)*
  17. September 20 - Rocklin (Sierra College)
  18. September 24 - Redwood City (Cañada College)
  19. September 25 - Oakland (Merritt College)*
  20. September 26 - Stockton (San Joaquin Delta College)
  21. September 26 - Irvine (Irvine Valley College)
  22. September 27 - Santa Clara (Mission College)
  23. September 27 - Oxnard (Oxnard College)*
  24. October 1 - Hayward (Chabot College)*
  25. October 2 - San Francisco (City College of San Francisco)
  26. October 4 - South Lake Tahoe (Lake Tahoe Community College)
  27. October 4 - Kentfield (College of Marin - Kentfield Campus)*
  28. October 8 - Palm Desert (College of the Desert)
  29. October 9 - El Centro (Imperial County Office of Education)*
  30. October 10 - San Diego (Scottish Rite Center)
  31. October 11 - San Diego (Scottish Rite Center)
  32. October 11 - Merced (Merced Business Resource Center)
  33. October 15 - Costa Mesa (Orange County Department of Education)*
  34. October 15 - Bishop - Inyo County Office of Education
  35. October 16 - Compton (Compton Unified School District Offices)*
  36. October 18 - Santa Maria (Allan Hancock College)*
  37. October 18 - Fairfield (Solano Community College)
  38. October 22 - Glendale (Glendale Community College)
  39. October 23 - Sacramento (American River College)
  40. October 23 - Los Angeles (Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce)*
  41. October 24 - Costa Mesa (Coast Community College District Offices)
  42. October 25 - Wilmington (L.A. Harbor College)
  43. October 29 - Long Beach (Long Beach City College)*
  44. October 30 - Salinas (Hartnell College)
  45. October 31 - Pasadena (Pasadena City College)*
  46. November 1 - Norwalk (Cerritos College)
  47. November 13 - Indian Wells (College Affordability Summit)

* Denotes that this site is offering a free, optional 2nd session following the regular morning workshop with either more in-depth information about WebGrants or a more detailed look at the California Dream Act Application. You will receive information on these 2nd sessions only if offered at your workshop location. Please check your confirmation e-mail.

How to register for a **Annual Statewide Financial Aid Workshop**

1. First - Scroll down the list to the event location you wish to attend.

2. Click the (+) sign button once to add yourself as a participant (or more times if registering for yourself and for others).

3. Scroll all the way down to the "Register Now" link and click on that tab.

4. Complete the short registration page for yourself if you are the only person registering, or for yourself and the other attendees if you added others (note: please use individual e-mail addresses for each attendee).

5. Scroll to the bottom of that page and click the "Submit Order" tab. You will see an immediate pop-up confirmation.

6. Shortly after registering, you will receive an “Order Confirmation” e-mail that contains all the relevant information about your workshop. You will also get reminder e-mails prior to your workshop and e-mail notifications if there is new or updated event information.

The Annual Statewide Financial Aid Workshop series is a partnership effort between the California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CASFAA), the California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Administrators Association (CCCSFAAA), the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) and the California Student Aid Commission.

Our free workshops offer high school counselors, student advocates and community partners the opportunity to attend a half-day training to obtain relevant financial aid information they can use to support their students. Topics include: updates to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application (CADAA), Cal Grant program updates and Middle Class Scholarship information. The workshops will also review the Chafee Grant and new programs designed to assist foster youth and former foster youth attend college.

Many 2019 workshops will be offering an optional, 2nd session for a more in depth look at WebGrants or the California Dream Act Application. Check your confirmation e-mail to see if the workshop you are attending will be offering this option.

Since last year, participants who attend a workshop and complete the subsequent survey will also receive a Certificate of Completion. In 2018, nearly 4,500 participants took advantage of the free training provided at workshops offered all over the state.