Virtual Capitol Briefing: 2021 CA Budget Investments on Financial Aid and Education Data

On December 16 at 10am PT, California Competes Executive Director Dr. Su Jin Gatlin Jez participated in a panel discussion for legislative staffers and discussed California's new and historic investments in state need-based financial aid and statewide educational data. The conversation focused on:

  • the California Community College Expanded Entitlement Cal Grant,
  • enhanced Cal Grant access award for former foster youth to help cover non-tuition college costs,
  • efforts to ensure all high school seniors receive support in filing financial aid applications,
  • the development of the California Cradle-to-Career data system, and
  • funding for the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to gather data on workforce outcomes at for-profit colleges in California.

Representatives from partner organizations who were part of the conversation included:

  • California EDGE Coalition
  • California State Assembly
  • California State Senate
  • California Student Aid Commission
  • John Burton Advocates for Youth
  • The Education Trust - West
  • Student Senate for California Community Colleges
  • uAspire
  • West Ed
  • The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)