Education leaders will privately advise Gov. Newsom on college access and success. Some experts want the group to have more authority.
UC regents will consider plan to guarantee students stable tuition for up to six years while new students could get price hikes.
Legislators hope increasing financial aid for summer school will help students graduate faster.
One recent study found that among foster youth who enrolled in post-secondary education just 49.6 percent completed their first two semesters.
The budget provides an increase to 41,000 Cal Grants for older students to pay tuition. Advocates say more help is needed and hope for bigger reforms next year.
After fears that only the rich from outside California could afford UC, some aid will be provided. Most non-residents will pay $762 tuition hike.
Much debate is ahead about legislation to expand Cal Grants beyond tuition costs. Gov. Newsom says state must balance different needs.
College quality to should be measured by the number and diversity of the students they graduate, not by institutional wealth and high rejection rates, author says.
Longitudinal system that connects K-12 and higher ed could help more students complete college.
Lawmakers say they want to level the admissions playing field. Sweeping proposals would add oversight to athletics admissions, ban legacy admissions and regulate private counselors.
Tuition for state residents will remain at $12,570. The now postponed plan would have hiked tuition for non-residents by $762 to $42,324. Criticism was surprisingly strong.
Most parents charged in the bribery scandal are from California, as are those who carried out the schemes and received the bribes.
Proponents say extra tuition from non-Californians will pay for classes, aid for state residents. Protesters fear only the rich from outside the state will afford UC.
With only a third of black adults earning a degree, the report urges colleges to get more students to come back and finish.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s overall $209 billion budget would increase the amount the state spends on the California State University system by $562 million.