Cal Grant and Quick Facts about Community Colleges

Cal Grants and Financial Aid Quick Facts

CA Budget Maintains Funding for Student Aid

After months of arduous budget negotiations, the California legislature passed an 18-month budget that maintains the state's investment in student aid. This budget protects Cal Grants from attempts to cut both eligibility and grant levels, which would have had a devastating impact on California students. Cal Grants are the state's primary source of financial aid and helped 300,000 students pay for college last year.

Quick Facts About Financial Aid and Community Colleges

Community colleges are usually considered a low-cost college option, but the sticker price is only part of the real story - students often struggle to cover a range of related costs and living expenses. Our new fact focuses on community college students who apply for financial aid and attend full-time: their need for aid compared to students at other types of colleges; how much aid they receive; and how they fill the gap of unmet need.

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