Each year AICCU publishes a Guide to California’s Independent Colleges and Universities that is distributed to high school counselors, Community College Transfer Centers, and public libraries; it is also available electronically. The Guide helps counselors, students, and families learn about higher education options offered by the state’s private nonprofit colleges and universities. Contrary to popular belief, private nonprofit higher education is affordable to many people because of financial aid offered directly by the colleges and universities. Selecting the right college is one of the most important decisions a student will make. The Guide contains valuable information to begin researching the options available at AICCU private nonprofit institutions.