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A New UC Tuition Policy Could Provide Predictability, but at a Cost July 21 2021 The University of California Regents are considering a plan to combat tuition spikes and make tuition costs more predictable, though the proposal could affect affordability for some students and would increase state costs.
Federal Stimulus Funds Bolstered California Colleges and Universities June 24 2021 The state’s public higher education institutions and students are receiving more than $8 billion in funds across three federal relief packages.
California Sees Steep Decline in Financial Aid Applications March 12 2021 Far fewer California high school seniors completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year, reducing the number who may receive funding that helps provide access to higher education.
Video: A Conversation with University of California President Michael V. Drake February 26 2021 Dr. Michael V. Drake talks with PPIC’s Mark Baldassare about how UC has responded to COVID-19 and discusses the system’s ongoing efforts to increase equity and diversity.
Helping Community Colleges Build on Progress during the Pandemic February 4 2021 As higher education continues to confront the disruptions from COVID-19, Governor Newsom’s proposed state budget includes funding to help California community colleges boost access and retention and improve student outcomes.