Coalition Letter Urging Conference Committee on Budget to Strengthen College Affordability in 2019-20 California State Budget

May 30, 2019

Over 20 organizations urged the Conference Committee on the Budget to make a down payment towards college affordability by increasing the number of new competitive Cal Grants to 70,000 annually and allowing AB 540 students to compete on equal footing, and increasing the size of the base Cal Grant B access award to $1,836. Doing so will ensure more students across all types of colleges get the assistance they need to cover total college costs and successfully earn a higher education credential.