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.

2018-19 California State Budget Update and Recommendations for Community College Financial Aid Consolidation

April 5, 2018

California Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for 2018-19, the first step in crafting the state’s budget, was packed with higher education proposals addressing a wide range of issues affecting both colleges and students. In particular, his proposals to create a new, fully online community college and to change the way community colleges are funded have captured national...