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.
The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) processes more than seven million grant applications, scholarship applications, loan payback applications, and awards up to two billion dollars in funds annually. The Commission has been working on the Modernization of its legacy systems for two years in order to more efficiently process awards and support student financial aid.