Golden State Warriors Help Educate Students About Financial Aid

The Golden State Warriors are trying to help educate California students about financial aid.

The California Department of Education announced a partnership last week with the team’s Community Foundation and the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). The three have created a public service announcement (PSA) about the importance of students applying for financial aid.

The PSA is part of CSAC’s "All in for FAFSA/CA Dream Act” https://www.csac.ca.gov/all-in campaign, an initiative to support implementation of Assembly Bill 469, which established a new expectation that California high schools and school districts ensure all twelfth graders complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) unless the student submits an opt-out waiver. The goal of “All In for FAFSA/CA Dream Act” is to expand access to financial aid to thousands of students who may not have otherwise been aware of these opportunities. California is one of only seven states in the country to implement this type of requirement.

CSAC created the "All in for FAFSA/CA Dream Act” where students, families, educators, and other supporters can find various financial aid resources, including flyers, posters, checklists, postcards, and more.

“Don’t miss your shot. Apply now for financial aid to pay for college. This is real money you don’t have to repay. You deserve a chance to get a college education,” Stephen Curry says in the PSA.

“We are grateful to the Warriors Community Foundation and the California Department of Education for their collaboration," said CSAC Executive Director Marlene Garcia. "We know that when students come across a PSA with Stephen Curry and Coach Steve Kerr speaking to the importance of applying for financial aid, that they will feel inspired to not only apply for aid, but ultimately pursue an education that matches their goals. This collective, statewide approach will spur a culture change in college-going in California so we help all high school seniors understand that they can pursue educational opportunities beyond high school and can count on financial aid to help pay their costs.”

Read more about the PSA here


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