Ready to host your own Cash for College workshop? Click here to start your application by visiting CSAC.

For more information, please watch this quick tutorial on how to create a Cash for College Workshop under the Workshop Management System.

Under Agency Information, put your organization/school’s name. Do not use personal names. There can only be one point of contact per agency. If you need to add more, please email [email protected].

Please wait until your organization’s request is approved. This process may take up to two business days.

After your request has been approved, the individual under Primary Contact Information will be emailed a token of activation. Please click on it and you can now create a Cash For College Workshop(s).

Submit your Cash For College event and wait for the approval. If you require a speaker or volunteer support, you must create an event at least two weeks prior to the event date. GIA cannot guarantee the availability of speakers or volunteers if the event request is submitted less than two weeks before the event. If you need additional support, include your request under ‘workshop description.’ For example, the workshop description may read: “I am requesting a bilingual Spanish and English presenter. In addition, I am requesting two additional volunteers that may know Spanish or ASL.”

If any of your workshop students require additional time to complete the surveys, the survey link for your workshop will remain available until the March 2nd deadline. You can share the survey link using the following format: Replace the X’s with your workshop ID. For example, if your Workshop ID is 12345, your survey link would be:

For more information on how to create a QR code for a student survey, please watch the tutorial below.

To ensure a smooth wrap-up of your workshop, we kindly request workshop hosts to submit the attendance records of all students/parents within one week of hosting the workshop. Please send an Excel copy of the attendance sheets via email to [email protected] and [email protected]. This will enable CSAC and GIA to track the completion of your workshop and ensure that all students in attendance are accounted for in the surveys received. Please include the student’s full name, grade level, and email address (personal and school email) in the attendance records.

Things to keep in mind:

Please remind your students that completing the survey is necessary to be entered into the scholarship drawing from GIA. We have multiple scholarships specifically for Cash For College students in the Inland Empire.

To qualify, students must:

  • Attend a registered Cash For College workshop.
  • Submit the CSAC Student Survey before April 2, 2024.
  • Finish their Financial Aid (FAFSA/CADAA) before April 2, 2024.

GIA Support

As your Regional Coordinating Organization (RCO), GIA is here to offer you support. In order for us to provide direct support, please make sure to reach out to Julissa Loza Mendez directly at [email protected].

As a reminder, GIA can assist with the following, depending on availability and advance notice:

  • Recruiting additional financial aid volunteers
  • Presenting about financial aid in an overview presentation (English and/or Spanish)
  • Provide 1:1 FAFSA/CADAA application assistant.

Please note that GIA cannot provide the online hosting platforms for FAFSA/ CADAA events, refreshments, or monetary support.