An educational system that ensures every student has the chance to succeed is the key to broadening opportunity as well as to providing our state with the skilled, productive workforce necessary to drive long-term economic growth. By analyzing state spending and other policies related to K-12 schools, community colleges, and the state universities, the Budget Center highlights how California can strengthen its most basic investment in the state’s future and improve outcomes for all students, especially those who are disadvantaged.
Creating an Affordable-College Model for California
This report develops two models to estimate the cost of an affordable-college program in California which accounts for other college costs besides tuition, such as housing, food, and transportation.
Low-Income Students Face Unmet Financial Need at California Community Colleges
This Data Hit shows that financial aid for low-income students at California’s community colleges falls short in addressing the full cost of college attendance, which includes student-related living expenses such as food, housing, and transportation.
California’s Undocumented Students Face Roadblocks on the Path to Higher Education
This blog post looks at the challenges that California’s undocumented college students face and how financial aid in our state falls short of adequately supporting their journey toward attaining a college degree.