Segmental Resources - State

Vice President - State Issues

Jenny Garcia

Assistant Director
University of San Francisco
[email protected]


State Issues Committee


This committee reviews current proposed state legislative items that may impact our students' access to higher education. Members of this committee participate in these discussions via conference call or by email approximately once a month. There is also opportunity for members of this committee to join the Executive Council at Day at the Capitol on behalf of their associated institutions. A few additional benefits include:

  • Being a part of the conversation on higher education and shaping future financial aid by gaining exposure to decision makers
  • Connecting with other CASFAA colleagues and building your professional network
  • Exercising leadership by providing your expertise and feedback on financial aid issues



AB288 Suggested Changes CASFAA 2021

Virtual Week at the Capitol Resource Sheet

Virtual Week at the Capital images: Assemblyman Santiago meeting; Assemblyman Choi meeting 

AB 1456 Support Statement

Cal Grant Equity Framework slideshow as presented by Marlene Garcia, the Executive Director for the California Student

Aid Commission


California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) information for colleges including State financial aid programs, forms and program compliance.


CSAC Training Opportunities including videos, powerpoints, and links to upcoming State financial aid trainings.


California Legislative Information where you can find information on pending bills and current law. You can also track bill progress based on keywords under “Subscriptions.”


Find your California Representative  let your voice be heard by locating the contact information for your California legislative representative.


Postsecondary Bill Tracking Database: offered by the National Conference of State Legislatures


State Education Policy Tracking: offered by the Education Commission of the States


Prior Years: 

Spring 2020 CASFAA Training Presentation

CASFAA/CCCSFA Joint Response to CSAC's request for feedback on emergency assistance funds (related to COVID-19)

2019 Whitepaper: CASFAA and California Financial Aid Reform: Student Success

2019 Letter of Concern to CSAC

October 2018 State Legislative Summary

March 2018 State Legislative Feedback