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Help Save Cal Grants

Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed drastically reducing Cal Grants to students who attend private nonprofit schools like Pacific. We are asking your help in sending a strong message to the governor and the state legislature that this proposal will hurt California.

Gov. Brown's 2012-2013 state budget proposal cuts Cal Grants by 44 percent - from $9,708 to $5,472 - for students at private nonprofit colleges and universities. His proposal would immediately impact nearly one-third of all Pacific undergraduates, including more than 60 percent of all Latino students and more than 40 percent of all other minority students. Overall, Pacific students could lose up to $5.7 million in financial aid. Many of those students will be unable to afford the cost of college without the full Cal Grant.

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office has recommended against the Cal Grant cut, saying that the proposed reductions might push more students to an already burdened public university system where it costs the state more to educate a student...thus increasing the state's costs.

Here are some ways you can help.

You Can Help - Take Action!

  1. Know the issues and tell others
  2. Sign the online petition
  3. Like” the “Students First Alliance: Save our Cal Grant” on Facebook
    • Write your story on the wall
    • Promote the “Students First Alliance: Save our Cal Grant” site on Twitter and Facebook
    • Repost and retweet information about Cal Grants
    • Upload a video testimonial (30-45 seconds) “What My Cal Grant Means to Me”
  4. Tell your story to your legislators