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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.
The Year Ahead in Higher Education January 13 2021 Last year brought historic disruptions to California’s colleges and universities. In 2021, how can policymakers and higher education officials draw on lessons learned during the pandemic while building on progress that was underway prior to COVID-19?
How Is the Pandemic Affecting California’s Independent, Nonprofit Colleges? December 3 2020 COVID-19 has created a number of disruptions for higher education institutions. We talked with Kristen Soares, president of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, about how these institutions are addressing the challenges posed by the pandemic.