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Statement by AICCU concerning California Dream Act Students & the College Admissions Process 

The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities encourages students, and their families, who qualify for in-state tuition and financial aid under the Dream Act to stay the course and continue their college application processes despite immigration concerns. Independent colleges proudly serve and enroll our Dreamer students who contribute tremendously to their campus communities and… + read more

Overview of Governor Brown’s Proposed 2017-18 State Budget

This morning the governor released his proposed 2017-18 state budget. The entire budget can be found at the Department of Finance (DOF) website. AICCU issued a public response to the governor’s budget. Among the highlights: General budget overview ·      The General Fund (GF) expenditures for 2017-18 is proposed to be $122.5 billion, $241 million less… + read more

Statement by AICCU Regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s January Budget

Statement by the Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities (AICCU) Regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s January Budget Sacramento, CA – January 10, 2017 – The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) is deeply disappointed Governor Brown chose to pull the trigger on an 11.3% cut to the maximum Cal Grant award to low-income students… + read more

2016-17 AICCU College Guide is here!

Each year AICCU publishes a College Guide to California’s Private Nonprofit Colleges and Universities, and the 2016-17 version is now available!  You can download the pdf version or read it online! The College Guide helps counselors, students, and families learn about higher education options offered by the state’s private nonprofit colleges and universities. Contrary to popular… + read more

Master Plan for Higher Education – AICCU’s Role

The 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education was created to provide framework for California’s different sectors of higher education; University of California, California State University, California Community Colleges, and private institutions. During the formation of the Master Plan, the president of Occidental College, Arthur Coons, served as the Chairman of the Master Plan Survey Team…. + read more