Speak Out to Save Cal Grants!
Governor Schwarzenegger's revised 2008-09 state budget proposal, announced yesterday, would unfortunately still eliminate all new Competitive Cal Grants. These grants provide needed funds that help high-achieving, low-income students cover a range of college costs.
Cutting this program would hit community college students hardest, eliminating 45 percent of all new Cal Grants for community college students. Community college students make up 73 percent of those who will be hurt by this cut.
Please contact your representatives in Sacramento, and urge them to save the Competitive Cal Grant.
Learn more about the cuts from our issue brief, "Proposed Cal Grant Cuts Would Hit Community College Students Hardest."
(Sent to our California email list on May 15, 2008)