Coalition Letter Urging Strengthening of Cal Grants in 2017-18 California Senate Budget Subcommittee

March 6, 2017

Coalition letter to California Senator Anthony J. Portantino, chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education, urging the committee to increase the number of state Cal Grants available and increase the amount of non-tuition costs the grants cover. Increasing the number of competitive awards and the size of the Cal Grant B access award are the two most effective financial aid investments the state can make to promote access, affordability, and success for students at all types of colleges.