The budget approved by lawmakers will grow enrollment of California residents at UC and CSU while also expanding financial aid access.
Reform to state's Cal Grant program would expand eligibility to an estimated 173,000 students while also increasing award amounts.
Lawmakers expect to vote soon on a proposal to gradually reduce the share of out-of-state students who enroll at the University of California.
Leaders representing all segments of California's education system share their reactions to the governor’s May revision of the 2021-22 budget.
After shelving a similar proposal last year, UC is considering increasing tuition for each class of freshmen beginning in fall 2022.
CSU and UC will wait for full FDA approval before requiring Covid-19 vaccinations, but it's unclear if that will happen by the fall terms.
The requirements could affect more than 1 million students and staff, but will only take effect if the FDA gives full approval to a vaccine.
Campuses including Fresno State, UC Riverside and California State University, Northridge will include in-person elements in their commencement ceremonies.
Children may soon be eligible for Covid-19 vaccinations, potentially helping California schools to fully reopen for in-person instruction.
Campus leaders across California are asking students to help lower the risk of spreading Covid-19 by staying local during spring break.
California colleges and universities will share in $5 billion from the federal aid: Half will help students cover tuition and basic needs such as housing. The other half will ease campus losses in pandemic and costs of online classes.
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.
Lawmakers have introduced legislation to make it easier for low-income students to access Cal Grants by changing eligibility standards.
College access experts attribute the massive spike in applications partially to the elimination of the SAT and ACT in admissions.
Facing pandemic problems, students get an extra two months or so at some campuses to figure out their college plans. Some universities fear enrollment drops.