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 NBA/MLB/MLS/NWSL tickets & 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 #FinAidFab23!

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.


Everything you need to know to participate:

Between Feb. 16 – March 2nd, post a photo, graphic or video on one of the following platforms (IG, TikTok, Twitter) encouraging your peers to submit their FAFSA or CA Dream Act application before the March 2nd priority deadline. In your post you should include these two things:

1) Reminder to submit before March 2nd 

2) Tell us what financial aid means to you and your college dreams. Please don’t post any personal information found on your submission. Get creative! 

Participants must be high school or college students in CA submitting FAFSA or CADAA for the 2023 Academic Year. 

  • Must be posted on YOUR active & public account, No new accounts with no or low followers
    – Twitter, IG or Tik Tok
  • Must be an actual post on your feed, not on your stories
  • Must use Hashtag #FinAidFab23 
  • Must tag @gotocollegeca
  • Must ALSO SUBMIT your photo/video on our google form once you have posted on social media
  • Must be on your feed until Mar 2, 2023

The form ensures we have a record of all post submissions, along with other key information – like your name, school, city, etc. It also helps us keep track of all submissions.

If you already submitted financial aid forms, you can still enter. Make a post that conveys your experience and excitement. Follow all campaign rules. 

How to win: 

$100 Gift Card or Game Tickets (Up to a $300 value)

  • Submit a creative post by March 2, 2023 following all the rules guidelines mentioned above to be entered in a daily raffle to either win $100 and a weekly raffle to win a pair of game tickets. (MLS/NWSL, MLB, NBA/WNBA)

Grand Prize Laptop

  • Submit by March 2nd. We are looking for creative, genuine posts that follow all the rules and guidelines mentioned before. 
  • The Let’s Go team will select the top 5 best submissions and repost them on our Instagram on March 3rd, 2023.
  • The public will have until March 6th to vote for their favorite submission via IG comments.
  • The winner will be announced on March 10th via IG. The winner will be selected based on the public’s vote, engagement on the participant’s original post, and the favorite submission of the Let’s Go team. 

Prizes will be distributed as follows: 

Gift cards: by March 16th, 2023

Game tickets: you will have 6 months to claim your prize.

Laptop: 7 -10 business days from the day the winner is selected

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