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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.
Enrollment Increases Will Require More Housing for UC and CSU Students July 14 2021 Increased enrollment at the University of California and California State University is good news for our state. But as campuses enroll more students, housing those students can be a challenge.
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 Chancellor Joseph I. Castro March 5 2021 PPIC’s Mark Baldassare talks with the leader of the California State University about addressing the COVID-19 pandemic as well as CSU’s efforts to increase access, diversity, and college completion.