About the California Student Aid Commission

The Commission is 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 serves as a resource for policymakers and the public on college affordability and financing issues, and advocates for policy changes to eliminate cost as a barrier to any qualified California student pursuing a higher education

Vision: Transforming lives by creating educational opportunities for the state’s diverse population, driving its social and economic well-being to ensure a promising future for all.

Mission: Promoting educational equity by making postsecondary education affordable for all Californians.


Job Opportunities at CSAC

A listing of job vacancies for individuals who have civil service list eligibility, are in a classification (position) that is transferable to, or have reinstatement rights for, the identified classification.


Success Stories

The California Student Aid Commission aims to help students achieve their goals.


Proposed Regulations & Rulemaking Documents


Regular rulemaking establishing a Commission appeal process and appeal criteria for qualifying institutions participating in the Cal Grant Program.

The Commission is issuing a 45-day Public Notice for the proposed regulations.  A copy of the proposed text, initial statement of reasons, and notice documents are available below:

45 Day Notice of Proposed Regulations

Text of Proposed Regulations

Initial Statement of Reasons


11/17/20:   File Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with OAL
11/27/20:   Start 45-day public comment period


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