Statement on California Governor Newsom’s 2021-22 Budget Proposal

January 8, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of college students and the institutions that serve them. At this pivotal time, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 state budget proposal would make smart, urgently needed investments to help struggling students afford and complete college. These include a substantial increase in the number of Cal Grants available to older...


Joint Letter From TICAS & UCSA Urging Improvements to UC’s Education Financing Model

November 17, 2020

Joint letter from the University of California Student Association (UCSA) and TICAS regarding proposed changes to the University of California’s Education Financing Model, urging the adoption of a hybrid approach that incorporates both differential self-help by family resources and a debt-free college pathway to best support under-resourced and underrepresented students.


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.