Statement on 2020-21 California May Budget Revision

May 14, 2020

In case there was any doubt, Governor Newsom’s revised state budget plan for 2020-21 confirms the devastating blow that the COVID-19 pandemic will deliver to California’s public colleges and universities absent federal investment. Yet by protecting the state Cal Grant program, and directing colleges to minimize impacts on programs and services for underrepresented students...


Defining Priorities in the Time of COVID

May 1, 2020

Long before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, California’s college students struggled to afford a college education, challenges that led to widespread calls to reform state financial aid to help more students and bring total college costs within reach. Now, financial aid reform discussions are on hold due to the economic downturn, and students’ financial challenges...