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Today, Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revision to his proposed 2017-18 budget. AICCU appreciates the recognition of the important role California’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities play in the higher education landscape, through the permanent repeal of the impending 11.3% cut to the maximum Cal Grant award for California’s neediest students. AICCU campuses are […]

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 […]

The last Friday of every month AICCU publishes Making a Difference. Each month’s Making a Difference showcases a unique aspect of the sector through the use of research and data. May’s focuses on the history of the Cal Grant award to AICCU students. If you do not receive Making a Difference and would like to, you subscribe at the bottom of aiccu.edu/research-and-publications/making-a-difference

Today, Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revision to the proposed 2016-17 budget. AICCU was disappointed that he did not include funding to fully restore the Cal Grant maximum award for low-income students attending the independent, nonprofit sector. The proposed budget is over $122 billion, the largest ever, and restoring the Cal Grant to financially […]

On April 28 AICCU testified at the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance hearing on the California Student Aid Commission budget to raise the issue of the 11.3% cut to the Cal Grant award for new students attending ICCU institutions. The award is set to decrease in the 2017-18 budget year. Thank you to students […]

On February 23 AICCU hosted its annual AICCU Day in the Capitol. This year’s event united more than 100 students and administrators from California’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities in Sacramento to lobby for affordable education and the Cal Grants program. Students marched to the Capitol for their legislative meetings with coverage from ABC 10, NBC […]

Dear AICCU Community: I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Erica Romero as Vice President for External Relations at AICCU, effective January 18, 2016. Ms. Romero joins AICCU in this important role to lead our government relations activities that includes advocacy on behalf of the sector and representing the Association with the state […]

Khaled Hosseini is a former physician and the author of three best-selling novels: The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Hosseini and his family were living in Paris while his father was on a diplomatic mission at the time of burgeoning conflict in their home country. […]

The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) has named California State Senator Marty Block as the recipient of its annual Policymaker of the Year award. In recognizing Senator Block, AICCU highlighted his unwavering commitment to higher education and his attention to issues affecting private, nonprofit colleges and universities in California. Senator Block was […]