Chancellor Oakley says helping achieve President Biden's agenda is a "once in a generation opportunity."
Help with food and housing costs would enable more students to succeed and thrive in community college.
Learn more about college savings accounts and state and local proposals to start them for low-income youth.
Reform to state's Cal Grant program would expand eligibility to an estimated 173,000 students while also increasing award amounts.
L.A. Unified will launch a college savings account program, Opportunity L.A, on Friday for over 13,000 first grade students. All remaining first graders will have their own savings account by the end of 2021.
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