Closing the Cal Grant Gap

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

(Sacramento) -- Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D--San Francisco), joined by Assemblymembers Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), Paul Fong (D-Cupertino), Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), and students from the UC, CSU, and California Community Colleges, gathered on the steps of the Capitol to promote a package of legislation to improve California's Cal Grant financial aid program. Assemblymember Ting's legislation, Assembly Bill 1364, will help ensure fairness and allow California students to achieve their educational aspirations by bringing the amount of the Cal Grant access award to $5,900 - where it would be today if it had rightfully kept pace with inflation. Further AB 1364 ties the award to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) going forward. Here's more in this Assembly Access video.