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Cal Grant Equity Framework
Modernizing Financial Aid To Reach More Students

Cal Grant Equity Image Three Students Standing and Smiling

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.

California Student Aid Commission Announces Updates to Cal Grant Equity Framework AB 1456

AB 1456 Press Release


The California College Affordability Summit: A Pathway to Financial Aid

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.

Marlene Garcia California Student Aid Commission

CSAC’s Response to COVID-19

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.