FAFSA Race to Submit

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Race to Submit is challenging high schools in Riverside County to increase their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission rates and help students discover the financial aid available to them.

The federal government provides more than $150 billion in grants, loans and work-study funds each year for students to attend college or career school. Too much of that money goes unused. Graduating seniors from the class of 2014 in California lost out on $396,401,205 in federal Pell Grant funds in 2013-2014 because students failed to submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the accompanying Cal Grant application.

Race to Submit supports the goal of the Riverside County Education Collaborative (RCEC) to increase the percentage of FAFSA completions from 64% to 93% through school years 18-19. The RCEC is working with students, parents, school counselors, teachers, and principals to reach that goal together.

In the News

April 27, 2016, Press Release
Riverside County “Race to Submit” Initiative Drives Increase in Financial Aid Applications for Students in Class of 2016

December 18, 2015, Press Release
College and Career Readiness Campaign in Riverside County Receives $1.75 Million Grant

February 25, 2015, The Press-Enterprise
Riverside County: More students should apply for financial aid, educators say

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