Virtual Capitol Briefing: Keeping Your Constituents Informed of California’s New, Historic Investments in Financial Aid and Education Data

Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:30 am PT

The 2020-21 California Budget included major investments in college affordability that will go far in supporting underserved Californians’ ability to get to and through college successfully while reducing their reliance on overly burdensome debt and work hours. Included alongside these momentous investments is also significant funding for high quality education statewide, which will allow policymakers, educators, and the public to better understand and address disparities in educational and economic opportunities, ensure accountability over taxpayer expenditures, and improve outcomes for students throughout California.

Please join The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) in a conversation with legislative staff, student leadership, and other higher education experts to learn more about California’s new and historic investments in state need-based financial aid and statewide educational data. We will discuss:

  • the California Community College Expanded Entitlement Cal Grant,
  • enhanced Cal Grant access award for former foster youth to help cover non-tuition college costs,
  • efforts to ensure all high school seniors receive support in filing financial aid applications,
  • the development of the California Cradle-to-Career data system, and
  • funding for the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to gather data on workforce outcomes at for-profit colleges in California.

Join the conversation, which will feature representatives from:

  • California Competes
  • California EDGE Coalition
  • California State Assembly
  • California State Senate
  • California Student Aid Commission
  • John Burton Advocates for Youth
  • The Education Trust – West
  • Student Senate for California Community Colleges
  • uAspire
  • West Ed
  • The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)