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
• Other Legislation Impacting Hispanic Students
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 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
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$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
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$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
• $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
• 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
• AB 2813 (De La Torre)
• AB 358 (Liu)
• AB 751 (Chu)
• AB 1315 (Liu)
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)
• 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 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 decadelong financing plan for California higher
education
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
• Current Presidential Budget Proposal
• Other Legislation Impacting Hispanic Students
• New Congress’ Education Priorities
Gear Up
$95
$0
FY 2006 Actual
TRIO
HSIs
$0
$380
$105
$95
$303
$900
$800
$700
$600
Funds in $500
Millions $400
$300
$200
$100
$0
$828
Presidential Budget
Proposal
FY 2007 Request
Tech Prep
FY 2006 Actual
Pell Grants
Federal Work-Study
LEAP
$771
$980
$0
$0
$12,739
$771
$980
$66
$65
Funds in
Millions $14,000
$12,000
$10,000
$8,000
$6,000
$4,000
$2,000
$0
$13,045
Presidential Budget
Proposal
FY 2007 Request
Supplemental Grants
Perkins Loans
Presidential BudgetNew Programs
• Academic Competitiveness Grants
– $850 million
• Advancing America Through Foreign
Language Partnerships - $24 million
• Community-Based Job Training Grants
– $150 million
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 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 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
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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
• 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
• 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 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 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 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
• $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
• “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
Western Regional Office
915 L Street, Suite 1425
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 442-0392
Fax: (916) 446-4028
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