Making Higher Education Affordable

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) joined Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount), members of the Assembly Budget and Higher Education Committees, students and parents to announce a higher education budget package that will reduce student debt and make college affordability a reality for millions of students. “For fourteen years I served day in and day out with students struggling to pay for college,” said Assemblymember Limón. “These Assembly proposals reaffirm the promise of what a college degree should mean – opportunity, economic mobility, and investment in our future workforce." The four components of the Degrees Not Debts package are: Make Community Colleges ‘tuition free’ for one year for any full time in-state student; Expand the successful ‘Success Grants’ program for CCC students; Reject Governor Brown’s proposal to eliminate the ‘Middle Class Scholarship’; and Create the ’Degrees Not Debt Scholarship’ to address non-tuition related costs associated with attending the UC or CSU. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.