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State Legislation, Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Students: Where We’ve Been and Where We Hope to Go. For CASFAA Conference 2006 Ontario, CA December 3, 2006. State Legislation. Gubernatorial Budget Proposal Last Year’s Budget Positive for Higher Education 2007/08 Outlook

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State Legislation, Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Students: Where We’ve Been and Where We Hope to Go

For CASFAA Conference 2006

Ontario, CA

December 3, 2006

state legislation
State Legislation
  • Gubernatorial Budget Proposal
    • Last Year’s Budget Positive for Higher Education
    • 2007/08 Outlook
  • Other Legislation Impacting Hispanic Students
2006 ca community colleges budget
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
2006 ca community colleges budget1
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.
2006 csu budget
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
2006 uc budget
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
2006 csac budget
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)
education bond proposition 1d
Education BondProposition 1D
  • Vote Outcome:
    • Yes: 4,573,007 56.9%
    • No: 3,474,751 43.1%
  • Split between segments:
    • CCC: $1.5B
    • CSU: $690M
    • UC: $890M
2006 financial aid bills
2006 Financial Aid Bills
  • AB 2813 (De La Torre)
  • AB 358 (Liu)
  • AB 751 (Chu)
  • AB 1315 (Liu)
the california dream act sb 160
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
college opportunity act of 2006 sb 1709
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
college opportunity act of 2006 sb 17091
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
2007 08 budget outlook
2007-08 Budget Outlook
  • LAO forecasts the state facing an operating shortfall in excess of $5B in both 2007-08 and 2008-09.
  • 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)
federal legislation
Federal Legislation
  • Current Presidential Budget Proposal
  • Other Legislation Impacting Hispanic Students
  • New Congress’ Education Priorities
presidential budget new programs
Presidential Budget- New Programs
  • Academic Competitiveness Grants
    • $850 million
  • Advancing America Through Foreign Language Partnerships - $24 million
  • Community-Based Job Training Grants
    • $150 million
other legislation
Other Legislation
  • DREAM Act
    • S 2075 DREAM Act (Sen. Durbin, IL)
  • Student Adjustment Act
    • HR 1684 (108th Congress)
  • McCain-Kennedy Bill
    • S1033  The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act
other legislation1
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.
other legislation2
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
where we hope to go
Where We Hope To Go
  • Title V Request for 2007
  • Additional Appropriations Request for 2007
  • The Farm Bill
  • Strengthen K-20 Pipeline HACU Requests
hacu title v request for 2007
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
hacu appropriations request for 2007
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
hacu appropriations request for 20071
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
hacu appropriations request for 20072
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
the farm bill
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
strengthen k 20 pipeline 2007 requests
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
new congress education priorities
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
contact information
Contact Information

Western Regional Office

915 L Street, Suite 1425

Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 442-0392

Fax: (916) 446-4028

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