The College Opportunity Act
AB 1307 – the College Opportunity Act – restores equity and predictability in the Cal Grant award formula for students and their families attending independent colleges. Reestablishing the Cal Grant formula represents a smart and sound policy for California.
Cal Grant students attending ICCU institutions reflect the diversity of the state. These students face significant challenges to obtain a higher education degree and deserve a predictable award as students have in the UC and CSU systems.
By reinstituting a funding formula, AB 1307 will promote:
EQUITY for all Cal Grant students;
PREDICTABILITY for students’ and families;
ACCESS to the available capacity in the ICCU sector.
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How the Cal Grant Makes a Difference
“The Cal Grant is essential to level the playing for students who otherwise would not have this opportunity. I believe its vital for people to understand the value of programs like Cal Grant not only for present-day college students, but for those that will come after us. Being part and a voice of the migrant and Latino community, I believe that it is our moral & ethical responsibility to ensure that everyone has the right to education, even if their social or economic status is not the ideal. I know that without the Cal Grant, I might still have an opportunity to a higher education, but this opportunity would have come at a much higher cost & might have drawn me back from pursuing it.”
Karina Gastelum, Mount Saint Mary’s University – Los Angeles
Andrea Zarate, University of Redlands
Jessica Kim, Point Loma Nazarene University
Christina Maricic, University of Southern California
Univision 34 LA interview of Assembly Member Blanca Rubio, and Mount Saint Mary’s University.