Diving Deeper into College Affordability Gaps in California: Introducing A New Blog Series and Interactive Data Feature

August 3, 2020

In case you missed it, last week TICAS released a new brief, What College Costs for Low-Income Californians: 2020, highlighting the role that grant aid plays in the net prices that low-income Californians have to pay out of pocket at University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and California Community College (CCC) campuses across nine regions.

What College Costs for Low-Income Californians: 2020

July 30, 2020

Analysis finds that out-of-pocket college costs are unaffordable for low-income Californians, and often more so at the state’s community colleges where tuition is low. This analysis is the third in a series, and is the first to look at affordability challenges of students in different living arrangements.

Stronger Data Infrastructure Can Support California’s Efforts to Close Equity Gaps in College Access, Affordability, and Completion

July 21, 2020

States invest heavily in education, providing funding either directly or in the form of financial aid from preschool through college, with positive outcomes from those impacting nearly every other area of public policy, particularly the workforce. To understand and assess results, states collect and analyze information about these investments at various levels, and most have...