Governor Newsom Adds 15,000 New Cal Grants in the 2019-20 State Budget

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Governor Newsom Adds 15,000 New Cal Grants in the 2019-20 State Budget

Sacramento, CA (2019) – The California Student Aid Commission (Commission) applauds Governor Newsom for the 2019-20 state budget. The budget contains significant new investments in financial aid, including a new supplemental Cal Grant award for college students with children, and more than 15,000 new Competitive Cal Grants. The California state budget also adds provisions to adult learners and returning students. There is still work to be done to reform California’s financial aid system but this year’s budget is a substantial step. The Commission is encouraged by the work of our Governor and for his support for college affordability.

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The California Student Aid Commission is the state’s policy leader in the administration of financial aid for higher education, making education beyond high school financially accessible to all Californians. California Student Aid Commission serves the needs of not only today’s college students but tomorrow’s students, guiding them through the application process. Information and tools are available online for the parents of tomorrow’s college and career technical students, a fully staffed call center answers questions and the California Student Aid Commission provides workshops and funds grants to organizations that provide access opportunities for students who are first in their family to attend institutions of higher education. For more information on how the California Student Aid Commission serves to educate, inform, and support students, their educational institutions, and the professionals who assist them please visit our website at https://www.csac.ca.gov or follow us on Twitter @castudentaid.