California Budget 2019-20: Higher Education
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Higher education is central to training and developing the skilled workforce needed for the state to meet its ever-changing workforce needs and is a core pathway for Californians to improve their upward economic mobility. This report explains the Budget Program in California, program that proposes significant investments in all three of the state's higher education segments and in student financial aid to increase access to higher education, improve student success and timely degree completion, and to better ensure that college remains affordable by freezing tuition at current levels. The Budget Program provides funding for two free years of community college tuition and additional funding for the California State University system given their critical importance in preparing the workforce of California.