Tuesday, June 24, 2014

(Some) Financial Aid Coming to UC Students

Some financial relief is in sight for thousands of middle-class students at California's public universities, under a new and unusual state program that will provide aid to families that earn up to $150,000 annually.
Over the next month or so, an estimated 156,000 undergraduates are scheduled to be notified that they will receive tuition grants for the academic year estimated to be as much as $1,450 for UC students and $650 for Cal State, with smaller amounts for more affluent families in the eligible range.  The assistance is an attempt to help middle-class families that earn more than $80,000 and typically aren't eligible for the federal and state grants that cover much or all of the tuition for lower-income students...

Full story at

Note: These grants come from the "middle class scholarships" program pushed by former assembly speaker John Pérez  The article goes on to discuss whether the money should have been more targeted to lower-income students.  It is targeted, however, to folks who have a propensity to vote..

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