Messages from the Executive Director

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Messages from the Executive Director

Lupita Cortez Alcalá joined the California Student Aid Commission in January 2016 as the Executive Director. Lupita heads the organization and serves as the leader and spokesperson for issues impacting California’s $2 billion Cal Grant student financial aid program. She also oversees delivery of the agency’s Cal Grant, Middle Class Scholarship, California Dream Act, and seven other grant or loan repayment programs, supporting schools and students.

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Joint Message from the California Department of Education and the California Student Aid Commission

Dear County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals:

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) and the California Department of Education (CDE) understand that, in light of recent events, there could be some confusion regarding the California Dream Act program which allows certain undocumented and out-of-state students (“Dreamers”) to receive state financial aid while attending colleges in California.

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