Tag: financial aid
June 20, 2018
Over 1 million students already attend California colleges and universities tuition-free. A new law could add more students.
April 25, 2018
The former Los Angeles mayor proposed young people work in service jobs for a year in exchange for later receiving grants for tuition and books at state colleges and universities. He also pushes for new campuses to serve the Central Valley.
April 15, 2018
From public housing to college: new national pilot helps low-income students in LA make that journey
A federally funded pilot program is bringing college and financial aid counseling to low-income students who live in public housing projects in nine cities, including Los Angeles. Whether it expands nationwide depends on results and funding.
February 25, 2018
California colleges join others nationwide offering mini-grants to help needy seniors finish their studies and graduate.
February 2, 2018
A report recommends California provide greater and more broadly focused financial aid to help college students afford other expenses, such as housing.
January 23, 2018
The upcoming survey by the California Student Aid Commission will be the first of its scope since 2006. It will seek information from about 100,000 students in all the public and private higher education sectors about housing, food, books, transportation, technology and other costs. Officials hope it could lead to improved 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.