Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sanctuary? - Part 2

We earlier posted about a) UC's dependence on federal funding* and b) the reluctance, therefore, of UC officialdom to go along with "sanctuary campus" demands.** In that context, consider this message from UCOP:

University of California President Janet Napolitano and the leaders of the California State University and the California Community College systems joined forces to urge Congress to reinstate year-round Pell Grants and to increase the maximum award available. Pell grants are the foundation of federal financial aid programs, and help millions of students around the country afford college. Eligible students receive up to $5,815 in annual need-based aid, funds that do not need to be paid back.
President Napolitano, CSU Chancellor Timothy White and Erik Skinner, interim chancellor for the community college system, said in a Nov. 17 letter to California’s congressional delegation that restoring year-round Pell Grants would help the nation’s low-income college students achieve timely graduation. Students often exhaust their Pell funding during the academic year and cannot afford summer classes. Restoring year-round Pell Grants would change that, allowing students to stay on track, and in some cases, accelerate their time to degree, they said...

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