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 Subject : State Issues Letter regarding CalGrant changes (SB 70).. 06/21/2011 07:04:01 PM 
Katherine Williams
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May 26, 2011

Mr. Mufaddal Ezzy
Higher Education Policy Consultant for Senator Darrell Steinberg

Dear Mr. Ezzy,
Thank you for meeting with representatives of the California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CASFAA) who represent more than 1,000 financial aid administrators representing over 500 postsecondary institutions of higher education; we appreciate your availability in these busy and difficult times. We explained to you that we believe there is a minor flaw in the SB 70 (trailer bill) language as it relates to Cal Grant income and asset ceilings for renewal eligibility. You indicated the intent of the Legislature was to protect the 'neediest of the needy' by making reductions at the upper margins of the income and asset levels. While we wish these reductions were not necessary, we understand the grim budget reality and will do our part to implement these changes, but we do hope a minor change can be approved to protect some very needy students...

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