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  The 2017-18 FAFSA application opens October 1, 2016

  Click here! to find the California Student Aid Commission's   Early FAFSA Tool Kit. All of the components are free and   downloadable. The 2017-18 FAFSA and California Dream   Act Application season is from October 1, 2016 through   March 2, 2017. Cash for College workshops are available   statewide during the this new five month financial aid application period. Visit or download the student aid commission's mobile app at   FREE TOOL KIT DOWNLOAD    Read more...

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Important Things to Know

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!

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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.
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High schools active in the Challenge had an average FAFSA completion rate of 78%. This means that more than 13,000 seniors in the Challenge completed their FAFSA or California Dream Act application!
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