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Funding Increase for Community Colleges February 2 2018 Community colleges get the bulk of higher education funds in the governor’s budget, which includes a new formula for dispersing the money.
California’s Dream Act September 11 2017 As the federal government moves to end the DACA program, California is continuing to support the higher education aspirations of undocumented students.
Federal Policy Shift on Private For-Profit Schools July 27 2017 The federal government is pulling back on regulation of for-profit colleges. California is moving in the opposite direction.
Year-Round Pell Grant Revived June 6 2017 As California’s public universities work to increase the number of students who graduate within four years, the federal government has reinstituted the year-round Pell Grant—a financial aid program that can help accomplish this goal.
The Growth of Cal Grants May 19 2017 Cal Grants are an essential tool for improving the economic mobility of California’s neediest residents.
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