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1 2013 CALIFORNIA CASH FOR COLLEGE PLATFORM: California Dreams In Action April 25, 2013

2 CASH FOR COLLEGE WORKSHOP PLATFORM: California Dreams In Action Jan – Mar 2. Low-income and first- gen seniors/family focus State, regional, local partnership Line –by-Line assistance using ONLINE FAFSA and California Dream Act Application Multi-lingual materials, training, tools, site support, student follow up tracking Offer scholarship incentives to maximize applying for all public financial aid

3 CALIFORNIA CASH FOR COLLEGE PLATFORM: California Dreams In Action 730 workshops, in 51 out of 58 counties 400 high schools, campuses, organizations 7 Regional Coordinating Organizations in Far North, Capitol, East Bay, Kern, Los Angeles, Inland Empire & San Diego 1000 organizers and site contacts & 1,000+ volunteers

4 730 WORKSHOPS IN 89% OF COUNTIES, 35,500 + STUDENTS ATTEND IN 2013 Regionally coordinated service areas WORKSHOPS

5 New Workshop Management System Launched GUIDE TO WORKSHOP SUCCESS TRAIN/ACKNOWLEDGE FOLLOW STUDENT PROGRESS CONNECT ACTIONS WITH OUTCOMES.

6 Based on more than 35,500 web-based Student Exit Surveys submitted at workshops. More than 26,000 exit surveys submitted online, an increase of 8,000 surveys. Overall increase of 2,500 students from 2012 results Cash for College Workshop Results

7 STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS 2013 Exit Survey Results

8 Vast Majority are Seniors

9 MORE YOUNG WOMEN ATTEND

10 RACE/ETHNICITY OF STUDENTS WHO ATTEND

11 Student Social Media Use

12 FAMILY DEMOGRAPHICS 2013 Exit Survey Results

13 FIRST IN FAMILY TO ATTEND COLLEGE All Surveys 51 % Yes, first in my family to attend college 48% No 1 % Did not respond

14 HIGHEST LEVEL OF PARENT EDUCATION All Surveys 34 % Did not Complete High School 27% High School Degree or GED 14% Some College but no degree 2.5% Vocational Certificate 6% 2-year degree 16% 4-year degree

15 STUDENT and PARENT ATTENDANCE All Surveys 69 % Yes, parent/s attended 31% No

16 WORKSHOP QUALITY 2013 Exit Survey Results

17 WORKSHOP QUALITY RATING All Surveys 63% Excellent 34% Good 3 % Fair.3% Poor

18 FAFSA COMPLETION AT WORKSHOP All Surveys 57% Yes, finished today 22% Finished some, not all 21 % No

19 TELL US WHY NO FAFSA COMPLETION All Surveys 10% Thought I had to have taxes complete 37% Didn't bring enough financial info with me 6% Technical problem with computer 48% Will submit later on the Internet 4.3% Asked for AB 540 help 12% Other

20 Incentive Scholarship Motivates Attendance All Surveys 73 % Yes, definitely motivated me 9% Motivated me a little 8% Was going to attend anyway 10% Didn't know about it

21 FAFSA & CAL GRANT COMPLETION DATA 2013 FAFSA & Cal Grant Data

22 EARLY FAFSA DATA FOR ,500 Cash for College student records submitted for match to Commission Grant Delivery System 29,500 initially match with high confidence (FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application found) 5,000 records require further validation 1,000 students were not found, did not apply.

23 FAFSA & CAL GRANT COMPLETION in 2011

24 STUDENT FOLLOW UP PLATFORM 2013 New Tools

25 Follow Up Portal Comment from Cash for College Campus Organizer: We enjoyed using the online follow-up platform. It really helped us reach our students. The tools and script helped. Were looking forward to it next year!

26 Student Follow Up Calling Project *Contacted over 6,000 Students who said they did not complete the FAFSA or CA Dream Act App at workshop. *Areas using the platform - Far North, Capitol, Stockton, East Bay, San Jose, Kern, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire *Financial aid Administrators and Trained Volunteers contacted student households/cells

27 Follow Up Student Calling Assistance Topics

28 Team C4C in the IE… Thank you for allowing us to really impact FAFSA completion in the IE. We did it!!! we called all students in the database. We also called students whose paper exit surveys we had. The team helped sooooo many students even up until today. It was unbelievable how many still had not finished, had not completed because of taxes not being done, or didn't know that the deadline was today - both FAFSA and Dream Act...lots of one-on-one. Many stories of grateful parents and students. Elena Carrasco, IE Regional CFC Coordinator

29 SITE AND REGIONAL DATA TABULATED 2013 New Tools

30 Survey Response Availability All 2013 Workshop Exist Survey response data is now charted and graphed for each site and each regional lead organization.

31 Cash for College Scholarship Platform 2013 Scholarship Programs * 500 Cash for College Incentive Scholarships Awarded through Commission's partnership with ECMC - Week of May 6 awarding * Performance Based Scholarships (PBS) Awarded Through Remaining MDRC/Gates Demonstration Grant. Funds provided by College Access Foundation of California *Monday April 29 target date for PBS Scholarship awarding


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