College can be stressful for students, especially during this time of the year as students are completing final examinations and graduating. Considering the challenging academic workload, it is normal for students to feel worried, anxious, restless, or sad from time to time. If these feelings or other mental health symptoms persist and start to interfere […]
This “First Look” analysis examines Governor Newsom’s revised state budget proposal for 2019-20, the state fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2019, and highlights the ways it could impact low- and middle-income Californians.
Working hard and living at home can only go so far in staving off debt for today’s students because of steep fee increases that have unfolded over the past 40 years, according to the California Budget & Policy Center determined in a recent data analysis.
This spring state legislators are holding committee hearings to discuss and debate higher education funding. Taking part in those conversations are students and advocates, who have been asking for more funding to help cover living costs. They assert that living costs have not kept pace with financial aid, leaving many students struggling to make ends […]
Ensuring higher education is affordable and accessible to all Californians is a widely shared goal among policymakers. The rising cost of tuition coupled with increased housing costs, relatively stagnant wages, and decreased state support makes the dream of a college degree unattainable for many seeking upward social mobility. Even with state and federal financial aid, California’s […]