Making College More Affordable
Going to college can be expensive for many families in California. Making higher education more affordable has been one of my priorities in the Legislature. That's why I'm excited to see the upcoming launch of the Californians for All College Corps.
The new initiative awards $10,000 grants to income-eligible students who perform 450 hours of community service in key issue areas, such as K-12 education disparities, climate change and COVID-19 recovery. The stipend helps reduce college debt and may be used at 45 of the state's community colleges and universities, including San Francisco State in our district, to cover tuition and basic needs, such as rent. The Californians for All College Corps' website currently has a great overview, and will be updated by the end of the month on how to apply.
In addition, California's financial aid priority deadline is March 2. As Assembly Budget Chair, I championed the largest expansion of Cal Grants in the program's history and made sure we invested more in Middle Class Scholarships to increase opportunities to attend college. Visit the California Student Aid Commission website for more information on both.
These opportunities open the doors to a higher education and move California forward.
Here's to brighter futures,
Assemblymember, 19th District