Since its creation by the Legislature, in 1955, the Commission has continued to operate as the principal state agency responsible for administering financial aid programs for students attending public and private universities, colleges, and vocational schools in California. The Commission has never wavered from its central mission to make education beyond high school financially accessible to all Californians.
The Commission provides financial aid policy analysis and leadership, in partnership with California’s colleges, universities, financial institutions, and financial aid associations.
Vision: Toward a California that invests in educational opportunity, fosters an active, effective citizenry, and provides a higher quality of social and economic life for its citizens.
Mission: Making education beyond high school financially accessible to all Californians.
The Children Saving Account (CSA) Grant Program is to support local governments and nonprofit organizations that sponsor or collaborate on one or more comprehensive citywide or regional child savings account programs. The statute allocates ten million dollars ($10,000,000) in one-time General Fund dollars to CSA Grant Program awards.
The CSA Grant Program Council is established to advise the Commission and grantees on topics that include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
The State of California is committed to helping small and disabled business thrive.
The SB/DVBE Liaison, Ms. Diane Watkins can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.