Cal Grants: Spared From Termination?

June 8, 2009 | Blog

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (“Cal Grants may be spared from budget cuts”) that a key legislative committee in California has rejected the Terminator’s budget proposal to eliminate Cal Grants.

The Conference Committee on the Budget, which has been wading through Schwarzenegger’s budget plan that makes drastic spending cuts across the board, voted to reject his Cal Grants proposal in a 6-4 party-line vote with Democrats in the majority.

Cal Grants are state-funded monetary grants that help eligible students pay for college expenses, up to $9,700 per year.

BACKGROUND: Cal Grant on the Chopping Block

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