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...


An Important, No-Cost Way to Improve Cal Grants

October 21, 2019

Thanks to California’s 2019-20 state budget, up to 15,250 more nontraditional college students will get a Cal Grant award each year – a big and much-needed increase to grant availability in a program that turns away hundreds of thousands of eligible low- and middle-income students each year. However, if past is prologue, many of these students still won’t...