July 2022

Financial Aid

Changes in California Student Aid Commission General Fund Spending

2022-23 (In Millions)

Ongoing Spending  
Middle Class Scholarship revamp $522
Cal Grant baseline adjustments 68a
Cal Grant augmentations at private nonprofit schools 16
Cal-SOAP Inland Empire consortia 2
New CSAC positions 1
Other adjustments b
Subtotal ($608)
One-Time Initiatives  
Learning-Aligned Employment program $300
Golden State Teacher Grants 98c
California Indian Nations College accreditation support 5
Cerritos CCD fareless student transit initiative 1
Cal Grant Reform implementation 1
Cash for College expansion 1
Subtotal ($405)
Total $1,013
a Consists of $19 million based on CSAC's projections of changes in recipients and award amounts and $49 million to account for a potential increase in Cal Grant recipients as more students return to college.
b Less than $500,000.
c The 2021‑22 Budget Act appropriated $500 million to be spent annually from 2021‑22 through 2025‑26. Amount shown reflects anticipated spending in year two.
Cal-SOAP = California Student Opportunity and Access Program;
CCD = community college district.