Coalition Letter | April 12, 2023

Coalition Letter of Concern Regarding AB 811

In a letter to the California Assembly on Higher Education Committee, 16 entities, including higher education advocacy organizations and a California Community College (CCC), expressed concern for AB 811 (Fong). While well-intentioned, in its current form, AB 811 could have unintended consequences for CCC students, particularly those from low-income backgrounds and students of color. If passed, the bill has the potential to cause more harm to students by delaying their educational goals, increasing college costs and impacting financial aid eligibility, disproportionately impacting low-income, and students of color, and reversing evidenced-based strategies that work for students.