Santa Clara University President Michael Engh, S.J., is asking for your help in contacting the Governor and state legislators.
A proposal by Governor Jerry Brown aims to cut Cal Grant funding for independent, non-profit institutions next academic year by 44 percent. Eligibility requirements for Cal Grants would also change, making it more difficult for students to receive financial aid. This program provides direct funding to students with the greatest financial need, and the cuts would hurt thousands of students, including 580 Santa Clara students.
You can help stop the cuts by calling, emailing, or writing your legislators and the Governor. If you know of any students who will be affected next fall, encourage them to voice their support for Cal Grant funding, as well.
A list of your elected officials can be found here
. You can also mail your letter to the Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities (AICCU), and they will hand-deliver the letters during the AICCU’s Student Day at the Capitol on March 7. Send or email your letters to:
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
1100 11th Street, Lower Level
Sacramento, CA 95814
Alternatively, you can bring your letter to the SCU Financial Aid Office.
for more information about the cuts and how you can help.