Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed $39.6 billion for California's three public higher education segments and the California Student Aid Commission.
A student counselor from Fresno's McLane High inspires students with his history as a young immigrant and garners statewide prize.
College students often take out loans they don't need, due in part to unhelpful communication from schools and loan servicers. California is trying to improve communication to ease that burden.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s May revision of the 2021-22 budget.
Lawmakers have introduced legislation to make it easier for low-income students to access Cal Grants by changing eligibility standards.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s budget proposals.
Higher education leaders in California mostly praised Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget proposal, which offsets some of last year's cuts.
As they and their families struggle to survive the coronavirus lockdown, students need a break from financial aid requirements and penalties.
With the March 2 deadline approaching, teachers, counselors and others can help tip the balance on whether a student makes it to college.
More than 300,000 additional community college students would be eligible for Cal Grants covering non-tuition costs under a new proposal.
Three other states already require aid applications. Proposed legislation to do that in California awaits action.
Lande Ajose said parents want to know if their children can get into college, afford it and “get out in a reasonable amount of time so they can start the rest of their lives and not be burdened by debt.”
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s overall $209 billion budget would increase the amount the state spends on the California State University system by $562 million.
Advocates are pushing for the overhaul so more students receive Cal Grants and so the funds cover non-tuition expenses such as housing.
Lupita Cortez Alcalá, executive director of the California Student Aid Commission, will return to the state's department of education where she held key positions for a dozen years.