Executive Director Messages Archive


March 2, 2015

April 15, 2015

Corinthian College Students: Next Steps

Is your school closed? Do you have student loans? Cal Grants? We are here to help. The California Student Aid Commission with representatives from the California Office of the Attorney General, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, and the East Bay Community Law Center, participated in a webcast to provide information and resources as you take your next steps. To watch the webcast Click Here! from your computer, smartphone, tablet or, download the PowerPoint. For more information about your federal student loan connect with the U. S. Department of Education has established a website. To apply for the California Student Tuition Recovery Fund Click Here!

A Message to Corinthian Colleges Students from the: California Office of the Attorney General

Student Aid Commission Issues Statement on the Department of Education’s Actions Against Heald College

SACRAMENTO – Executive Director Diana Fuentes-Michel issued a statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s actions against Heald College. Read full article…
Download the official statement

February 13, 2015

CSAC Halts Cal Grant Awards to 10 Heald Colleges

Acting to protect students and state taxpayer funds, the California Student Aid Commission today suspended Cal Grants payments to 10 Heald College campuses including: Roseville, Stockton, Modesto, Concord, Fresno, Rancho Cordova, Hayward, Milpitas, San Francisco and Salinas. Approximately $1 million in payments have been suspended representing approximately 4,497 Cal Grant Awarded students.
Download the official press release

FAFSA grant deadline ends on March 2 2015

Watch KCRA News 3 interview with Diana Fuentes-Michel Executive Director California Student Aid Commission

Cal Grant March 2, Deadline Message

Governor Jerry Brown signed California’s 2014-15 budget

Good news! On Friday morning, June 20, 2014 Governor Jerry Brown signed California’s 2014-15 budget.

The California Student Aid Commission would like to update you on changes to the Cal Grant and Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) programs for the 2014-15 award year
Download budget information

Bill would simplify financial aid for California high school seniors

A bill announced Tuesday February 25, 2014 aims to make the labyrinthine college
application season a little easier for high school seniors… Read full article.

Assembly member Ting Aims to Make College Financial Aid More Accessible to Students:

The Middle Class Scholarship

What is the Middle Class Scholarship?

Highlights: The 2013-14 Governor’s Budget May Revise Higher Education Highlights & the Cal Grant Program

2013-14 Governor’s Revised Budget Summary on Higher Education

2013-14 Commission’s Cal Grant Program Budget Summary — Coming Soon! …please check back later.

Update on the Implementation of the California Dream Act

California Dream Act Financial Aid Update

We’ve moved!

Effective April 1, 2013 our offices are located at 1140 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741

Highlights: Executive Director’s Testimony from Asssembly and Senate sub-Committees’ on Budget: Education Finance & Higher Education

March 13, 2013: Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance
April 25, 2013: Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee #1 on Higher Education

2010 Updates

August 04, 2010 Letter to Students, Parents, Members of the Financial Aid Community and Interested Parties from Executive Direct
March 25, 2010 Letter to Students and Parents from Executive Director Diana Fuentes-Michel

2009 Updates

Important Information for Students and Parents
Testimony before the Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education
Students Benefit from Changes to Federal Financial Aid and Education Tax Cuts