New Ed Trust West website highlights Cash for College as a Promising Practice for financial aid completion.
This new website tracks college financial aid application rates for California schools and districts. It uses US DOE data to publicly report the percentage of 12th graders who completed FAFSA and Cal Grant applications, and highlights promising practices that schools, districts, and community partners can use to increase financial aid access.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the application needed to be considered for financial aid such as grants, work-study jobs, and student loans. California’s Cal Grant program is the largest state-funded financial aid program in the U.S. It provides guaranteed awards to high school graduates with at least a 2.0 GPA, who apply by the March 2 deadline, and who meet other eligibility requirements, including financial need.
This new tracker let's you view financial aid application rates by state Assembly or Senate district, or school and school district (including maps).