Statement on California Governor Newsom’s Signing of Key College Oversight Bills

October 4, 2019

We commend Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature for strengthening protections for students at for-profit schools. The three bills signed by the Governor are important steps to increase oversight, transparency, and protections for students attending for-profit colleges. All three bills passed both the Assembly and Senate with bipartisan support.


2019-20 California State Budget Agreement Makes Critical Down Payments Towards College Affordability

June 12, 2019

The California State Legislature is poised to approve a state budget that includes key steps forward on the path to affordable college. The budget includes the largest-ever increase in the number of ‘competitive’ Cal Grants – those available to nontraditional students – a top priority of legislative leaders, students, civil rights groups, businesses, and other...


New Analysis Finds Unequal Debt Burdens among University of California Undergraduates

March 21, 2019

A report released today by the University of California Student Association (UCSA) and The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) finds that the burden of student loan debt is not borne evenly across all university graduates. First Comes Diploma, Then Comes Debt. Unequal Debt Burdens among University of California Undergraduates finds that the lowest income college graduates...


New Report Finds Information on California College Employment Outcomes is Inconsistent, Incomplete, Inaccessible

March 12, 2019

One of the primary factors that students and families consider when deciding where to go to college is the likelihood that a particular program will lead to a successful career. California has long led the nation in developing and maintaining quality higher education options for students, as well as in providing financial aid and consumer protections for those who access that...