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State Legislation, Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Students: Where Weve Been and Where We Hope to Go For CASFAA Conference 2006 Ontario, CA December.

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1 State Legislation, Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Students: Where Weve Been and Where We Hope to Go For CASFAA Conference 2006 Ontario, CA December 3, 2006

2 State Legislation Gubernatorial Budget Proposal –Last Years Budget Positive for Higher Education –2007/08 Outlook Other Legislation Impacting Hispanic Students

3 2006 CA Community Colleges Budget $97.5M for 2% enrollment growth $312.4M for 5.92% COLA $55M for Economic Development and Career Technical Education

4 2006 CA Community Colleges Budget $500,000 for the California Partnership for Achieving Students Success $159.4M for equalization Student fees reduced from $26/unit to $20/unit, effective with the Spring 2007 semester.

5 2006 CSU Budget $54.4M to buy out scheduled fee increases $75.7M for 3% increase in basic budget support $61.3M for 2.5% enrollment growth $1.1M for Science and Math Teacher Initiative $7M for Student Academic Preparation and Education Programs

6 2006 UC Budget $75M for buy out of scheduled fee increases $51M for 2.5% enrollment growth $80.5M for 3% basic budget increase $375,000 for Science and Math Teacher Initiative $19.3M for Student Academic Preparation and Education Programs

7 2006 CSAC Budget $38.8M increase in the Cal Grant Program $11.9M to increase the maximum Cal Grant for new recipients at non-public colleges from $8,322 to $9,708 $6.8M for growth in the Assumption Program of Loans for Education (APLE)

8 Education Bond Proposition 1D Vote Outcome: –Yes: 4,573, % –No: 3,474, % Split between segments: –CCC: $1.5B –CSU: $690M –UC: $890M

9 2006 Financial Aid Bills AB 2813 (De La Torre) AB 358 (Liu) AB 751 (Chu) AB 1315 (Liu)

10 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

11 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

12 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

13 Budget Outlook LAO forecasts the state facing an operating shortfall in excess of $5B in both and The structural deficit of this year drew down our reserves to $3B (from $9B). CSU and UC both proposing fee increases (unless bought out by Governor)

14 Federal Legislation Current Presidential Budget Proposal Other Legislation Impacting Hispanic Students New Congress Education Priorities

15 Presidential Budget Proposal

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17 Presidential Budget- New Programs Academic Competitiveness Grants –$850 million Advancing America Through Foreign Language Partnerships - $24 million Community-Based Job Training Grants –$150 million

18 Other Legislation DREAM Act –S 2075 DREAM Act (Sen. Durbin, IL) Student Adjustment Act –HR 1684 (108 th Congress) McCain-Kennedy Bill –S1033 The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act

19 Other Legislation SMART Grants (Senator Frist) –Will provide Pell Grant eligible students: $4,000 grants per year for maintaining a 3.0 GPA and majoring in math, science, engineering, technology or foreign languages critical to national security during their third and fourth years of college.

20 Other Legislation Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Act of 2005 –HR 921 (Rep. Randy Forbes, VA) – 2/17/05 –S 432 (Sen. George Allen, VA) – 2/17/05 –$250M Appropriation

21 Where We Hope To Go Title V Request for 2007 Additional Appropriations Request for 2007 The Farm Bill Strengthen K-20 Pipeline HACU Requests

22 HACU Title V Request for 2007 Title V Appropriations for Undergraduate Support for HSIs - $175M First Time Legislation and Funding for Graduate Education Under Title V - $20M

23 HACU Appropriations Request for 2007 USDA – Request $20M for HSIs under Title VII of the Farm Bill, $25M under Title X DOD - $15M for R&D, testing and evaluation infrastructure, $5M for faculty development US Dept. of Energy - $10M for the Western Hemisphere Energy Cooperation

24 HACU Appropriations Request for 2007 HUD - $12M for HUD HSI Assisting Communities Program; $5M to reinstate HUD HSI Work-Study Program DHHS - $20M for HSIs for the National Institutes of Health

25 HACU Appropriations Request for 2007 NASA - $10M to elevate Proyecto Access to a nationwide program. NSF - $20M for HSIs for research, curriculum, and infrastructure development

26 The Farm Bill The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 is set to expire in 2007 and must be renewed. Seek to increase funds for HSIs to conduct R&D, expand infrastructure, curriculum and outreach capacity. Seek to expand funding in other parts of Farm Bill

27 Strengthen K-20 Pipeline – 2007 Requests $442.2M for Migrant Education Program $44.85M for Drop Out Prevention $42.1M for High School Equivalency Program/College Assistance Migrant Program (HEP-CAMP) $325M for GEAR UP $900M for TRIO

28 New Congress Education Priorities Student Loan Sunshine Act, Sen. Kennedy Increase Pell Grants from $4,050 to $5,100 Cap college loan payments to no more than 15% of your income Cut student loan interest rates

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


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