California College Affordability Summit

11120 International Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, USA


Join us for the 3rd annual California College Affordability Summit and learn about the best practices and tools available to comply with the new FAFSA/CA Dream Act Application completion requirement. This event will be two virtual half-days.

On Wednesday, April 13, all registered attendees will receive a link to the event platform, Sched, to view the sessions and build your schedule. Sched is where you will access the Zoom links for each session you want to attend.

Please register for the event to receive updates. We look forward to connecting with you all!

Day 1: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

8:30am – 9:00am Start Your Morning with DJ Steve Vassor
9:00am – 9:50am Welcome and General Session
10:00am – 10:55am Breakout Session 1: The applications and resources
11:00am – 12:00pm Race to Submit Award Ceremony

Day 2: Thursday, April 21st, 2022
8:30am – 9:00am Musical Guest Alfonso Olachea
9:00am – 9:25am Keynote Speaker
9:40am – 10:35am Breakout Session 2: Best practices, engaging families, and building partnerships
10:50am – 11:45am Breakout Session 3: Beyond the financial aid application

The Summit will equip K-12 educators, high school counselors, college financial aid administrators, student advocates, and policy leaders with the information, resources, and tools available to be successful in the implementation of the new financial aid completion requirement for local educational agencies. This is a crucial time in California around its commitment to increase financial aid awareness and opportunities for low-income and first-generation students.

The organizations presenting at the Summit include:

  • California College Guidance Initiative
  • NorCal College Promise Coalition
  • SoCal CAN Let’s Go to College Team
  • California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP)
  • Immigrants Rising
  • UC Immigrant Legal Services Center
  • uAspire
  • WestEd
  • Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE)
  • MoneyThink
  • Val Verde Unified School District
  • California Student Aid Commission
  • The Education Trust-West
  • Jurupa Hills High School
  • And more!