Press Release/Statement | October 11, 2010

Statement on the California State Budget

On Friday, more than a month into the academic year and 100 days after the deadline, the California Legislature passed and the Governor signed a long overdue state budget. We are pleased that the enacted budget leaves the state’s vital Cal Grant program intact.

Cal Grants helped almost 300,000 Californians cover the costs of college last year, but the budget delay has left many of this year’s recipients in limbo. With the budget in place, we hope state agencies will move quickly to deliver the long overdue grants to the students who were promised them so they can stay and succeed in college.