Tag: financial aid
October 10, 2017
The poll by Berkeley IGS/EdSource found nine out of ten respondents think that more aid for low-income students is very or somewhat important. Republicans show less support than Democrats.
October 5, 2017
About 56 percent of California high school seniors applied for federal or state financial aid for college. The new dashboard aims to increase that number and allow schools to compare their statistics to other schools around California.
August 30, 2017
The Trump administration has proposed cutting work-study funding in half. Reformers want the payment formula to be changed so that expensive, private colleges don't receive so many advantages in the program.
August 22, 2017
The state's student aid commission is looking for ideas to consolidate various Cal Grants and other grant programs.
August 20, 2017
Statewide award recipient Lynda McGee was praised for her efforts to get low-income students into college. She says that some students should try to attend college away from home to have a better shot at finishing in four years.
August 6, 2017
Cal Grants are among the most generous state-funded student aid programs in the nation and can cover entire tuition at CSU and UC.
June 13, 2017
The Legislature wants to maintain financial aid for UC and CSU students from families earning between $80,000 and $150,000 a year. But that conflicts with Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to phase out the program.
May 22, 2017
To the happy surprise of some officials, thousands of California students may benefit from the expansion of federal Pell grants into summer sessions. The extra funding is expected to help speed up the time to graduation for low-income students.
May 22, 2017
Trump's budget proposal must still win Congressional approval. Among the deep spending cuts are $143 billion in cuts to higher education over the next decade, according to a budget summary released on Monday.
May 11, 2017
Budget plan withholds $50 million from UC pending audit compliance and fully funds Cal Grants at private colleges
The governor's May budget revision reverses his plan to reduce Cal Grants used at private colleges. He enters the controversy over a critical audit of UC by withholding $50 million until the university system shows that it better controls spending and improves management.
May 1, 2017
The study contends that Pell grant students would have a better chance at graduating if they started at four-year, elite colleges. It says that affluent campuses can easily afford to enroll more.
April 30, 2017
Students from low-income and immigrant families may face particularly difficult decisions in weighing colleges' financial aid offers. Some families are very resistant to loans.
March 13, 2017
The new proposed grants for housing, books and transportation could cost the state as much as $1.6 billion a year. Gov. Jerry Brown's office described that as a noble goal, but wonders where the funding would come from.
March 3, 2017
The final application numbers top last year's by 5 percent after much publicity and pledges that personal data will not be shared with federal authorities.
February 26, 2017
Incoming students at 90 private colleges in California face a possible $1,028, or 11 percent, cut to the Cal Grants they hope to receive. The colleges say that avoiding that reduction will help take enrollment pressures off UC and CSU. But Gov. Jerry Brown is looking for belt-tightening in higher education.