California Student Aid Commission Approves Strategy to Reform Cal Grant

The California Student Aid Commission voted to take the bold step of establishing the policies to govern an overhaul of the $2 billion Cal Grant program. The 15-member Commission adopted a slate of policy positions that will allow it to begin making recommendations on legislative changes and working with partners and financial aid stakeholders to reshape the Cal Grant Program to best meet the needs of today’s students.

The policy positions articulated and adopted by the Commission for reforming the Cal Grant programs are to: remove or reduce eligibility and access barriers in the current Cal Grant program; change the model of the Cal Grant program to focus on total cost of attendance, including maintaining full coverage of tuition and system-wide fees for public colleges and university students; reinstate a formula for an annual maximum Cal Grant for students attending private nonprofit institutions; and support additional Cal Grant eligibility for students taking summer coursework.


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