Experts Kick Off Series of Financial Aid Reform Discussions in Sacramento

February 19, 2019

Experts across California agree that college costs hold students back from completing college or completing it in a timely way, keep students from focusing on their studies, and contribute to burdensome levels of debt. With California Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature both keenly interested in reforming California’s financial aid system to reduce these barriers,...

California Students Need a Major Investment in Financial Aid

January 7, 2019

After the pomp and pageantry of today’s inauguration, one of new California Governor Gavin Newsom’s first acts will be to release a proposed state budget for 2019-20. News accounts suggest that his first budget will embrace the fact that investing more in education – from preschool through adulthood – must be a priority for California to retain its economic strength...

Coalition Letter Urging California Legislature to Adopt TICAS Proposal for Consolidating Full-Time California Community College Financial Aid Programs in 2018-19 State Budget

May 15, 2018

Key organizations committed to strengthening college affordability and student success in California urged the state Assembly and Senate Budget Subcommittees to adopt the TICAS proposal for consolidating full-time community college financial aid programs in the 2018-19 state budget.