California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a reported $280 million earmarked for programs devoted to affordable education in an overall budget surpassing $200 billion.
Community college students throughout the state may qualify for the Cal Grant. The budget showed an increase of $42 million for the program.
“Higher education is not just CSU or UC. The first door of higher education is community college for millions of Californians and we’re proud to have a second year of community college free,” Newsom said in a statement.
The increase in funding will directly assist middle-income and low-income students with tuition expenses.