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1 The 2006 California Budget and Legislation Impacting Latino Students

2 State Legislation Gubernatorial Budget Proposal –Overall Positive Budget for Higher Education Other Legislation Impacting Hispanic Students

3 Proposed CA Community Colleges Budget The Positives $148.8M for 3% enrollment growth $264.4M for 5.18% COLA $50M for Economic Development and Career Technical Education

4 Proposed CA Community Colleges Budget The Positives $500,000 for the California Partnership for Achieving Students Success $130M for equalization $491.7M from state bond funds for capital outlay projects

5 Proposed CSU Budget The Positives $54.4M to buy out scheduled fee increases $75.7M for 3% increase in basic budget support $57.7M for 2.5% enrollment growth $1.1M for Science and Math Teacher Initiative $234M for capital outlays projects

6 Proposed UC Budget The Positives $75M for buy out of scheduled fee increases $52M for 2.5% enrollment growth $80.5M for 3% basic budget increase $375,000 for Science and Math Teacher Initiative $340M for capital outlay projects

7 Proposed State Budget – The Negatives CSU would suffer $7M loss for Student Academic Preparation and Student Support Services Programs UC would suffer $17.3M loss for Student Academic Preparation and Education Programs

8 Proposed CSAC Budget

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10 Infrastructure Bond SB $5.4B Bond –$1.93B UC, $1.73B each for CSU/CCC $2.6B Bond –$1B UC, $800M each for CSU/CCC $3.7B Bond –$1.23B each for UC/CSU/CCC Senate Higher Education Committees recommendation is 45% CCC/30% CSU/25% UC

11 The California DREAM Act (SB 160) Senate Bill SB 160 by Senator Cedillo would allow AB 540 students to apply for, and participate in, state financial assistance to the extent the federal law permits

12 College Opportunity Act of 2006 (SB 1709) Direct the Governor to convene a State of College Opportunity meeting every two years through 2015 Family notification of college opportunities Improve K-12 and community college coordination

13 College Opportunity Act of 2006 (SB 1709) Require a 10-year enrollment plan for the entire education system Decrease costs per graduate by 10% by focusing on increasing completion rates Call on the state to develop a decade- long financing plan for California higher education

14 Financial Aid AB 1315 Liu Cal Grant B Awards – Cal Grant B Award would be $1,551 –Beginning with , the maximum award for access costs would be increased until the amount equals at least 20% of the access costs

15 Financial Aid AB 358 Liu Cal Grant B Awards –Would set the Cal Grant for those attending private universities at levels equal to educating students at a public four year university. –This bill would express the finding and declaration of the Legislature that the lack of first-year need- based grants to be used for tuition and fees for 98% of Cal Grant B recipients may present a barrier to access for these disadvantaged students

16 Financial Aid AB 2813 De La Torre Cal Grant Revisions –Under the existing California Community College Transfer Cal Grant Entitlement Program this bill would raise the age limit for the exceptions listed for aid from 24 years old or older to 27 years old or older. –Existing law limits the number of Competitive Cal Grant A and B awards that may be granted annually to 22,500. This bill would increase the annual limit of Competitive Cal Grant A and B awards to 45,000.

17 Contact Information Western Regional Office 915 L Street, Suite 1425 Sacramento, CA Phone: (916) Fax: (916)


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