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Efforts to streamline and simplify the current Cal Grant system will make California’s financial aid system more accessible to students who need support the most, including low income students, student-parents, and returning learners. Under a new legislative proposal – AB 1456 (Medina, McCarty)—Cal Grant awards would reach nearly 200,000 more students and be restructured to better meet students’ needs while maintaining existing levels of support for middle-class families.
This year, CSAC hosted its 2nd annual California College Affordability Summit in an effort to bring California’s K-12 and Higher Education communities together. The Summit will provide educators and policy leaders information and resources about the importance of financial aid and its ability to increase college access, enrollment, and persistence.
The COVID-19 crisis has uprooted all of our lives, especially the lives of our students whose college experience has turned into a virtual one overnight. We at the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) applaud segments and campuses for pivoting quickly to ensure students remain on their educational path. We also recognize equity gaps have widened due to COVID-19.