Applying for financial aid? You could get a prize for submitting!

FAFSA and CADAA forms are due March 2 – are you ready? We’re here to help! And we want to reward your submission and celebrate your hard work. We will be giving away a  $100 gift card daily with a chance to win a brand new laptop! Finish off your financial aid application with style – in fact, make it fabulous.

Navigating financial aid deadlines and submissions can be hard – finishing your application is an important step for your future, and we want to celebrate it! Tell us what financial aid means to you and make it fun along the way. Let’s make #FinAidFabulous!

So, hit submit with style. Have a solo party at your mailbox, forms in hand. Sashay to the post office. Snap a photo and make a post all about why you’re excited and how financial aid will help you go far.


The contest is from Monday, February 14 through Friday, February 25, 2022. The grand prize winner will be announced on the FAFSA and CADAA submission deadline day – Wednesday, March 2. Stay connected to @GoToCollegeCa on Instagram for updates along the way!

Everything You Need to Know to Participate

    1. Between February 14-25, post a photo or video on your Instagram of you submitting your financial aid forms. Please don’t post any personal information found on your submission, though. Get creative and have a good time! Tell us what financial aid means to you in the caption.
    2. Participants must be high school students or undergraduate college students in California submitting FAFSA or CADAA for the 2022 academic year.
    3. Please post to your feed, not to your Stories.
    4. Use #FinAidFabulous and tag @GoToCollegeCa.
    5. Once posted, submit your photo or video to this Google Form. The form ensures we have record of all post submissions, along with other key information – like your name, school, city, etc. 
    6. The post must stay on your feed until March 2. 
    7. If you already submitted financial aid forms, you can still enter. Make a post that conveys your experience and excitement. Follow all campaign details.
    8. One winner will be selected every day, winning a $100 giftcard, between February 14-25, totaling 10 winners. You can only submit once to the #FinAidFabulous campaign, your submission will be added to a list and eligible to win throughout the campaign. 
    9. On March 1, Let’s Go will unveil the top five student posts based on post content, caption, engagement, and creativity. Students will vote on their favorite. If you win a $100 giftcard, you can still win the top prize of a laptop.
    10. On March 2 – the FAFSA and CADAA deadline date – the winner of the laptop grand prize will be selected by votes and the Let’s Go team’s top choice. 

          Questions? Please contact our team at 

          Be proud of applying for financial aid. Show us your enthusiasm and inspire others!

          Don’t forget to submit this Google Form after posting your post on Instagram!

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