California higher education leaders support President Biden’s proposal to double the maximum amount of the Pell Grant, the main source of federal financial aid available to students.
More than $500 million was left on the table last year because students didn't submit applications for financial aid.
Lawmakers have introduced legislation to make it easier for low-income students to access Cal Grants by changing eligibility standards.
Worried about finances and health, some high school seniors are deciding to stay closer to home for college.
As they and their families struggle to survive the coronavirus lockdown, students need a break from financial aid requirements and penalties.
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.
In the budget request, California community college system reiterates support for a bill aiming to reduce students' total cost of attendance.
Survey confirms that non-tuition costs in California pose obstacles to students pursuing higher education.
Increasing financial aid for California college students among 21 new proposals
Legislators hope increasing financial aid for summer school will help students graduate faster.
Three hundred students will be selected for the CSU Residency Year Service Scholarship Program next school year.
One recent study found that among foster youth who enrolled in post-secondary education just 49.6 percent completed their first two semesters.
A poll brief released Monday showed that low-income California voters and voters in counties in rural areas have the highest concerns about college affordability.
Just over half of voters said free community college tuition should be a high or very high priority for new state funding, new poll finds.