Save Student Grants
Currently, 691 University of Redlands students receive Cal Grant funds as part of their financial aid package. These funds are critically important in helping them attain their college education. Proposed state-wide cuts will take those valuable benefits away from incoming freshmen who rely on Cal Grant awards.
This year’s cuts to Cal Grant funding will mean an 11 percent reduction or $1,000 per incoming student. Fortunately, the same fight was fought a couple of years ago and Cal Grant aid for current students has been preserved. However, we need your help to preserve funding for future Bulldogs who would be receiving Cal Grant scholarships for the first time.
Here’s how you can take action:
- Sign the online petition on AICCU’s web site or via this direct link
- “Like” Students First Alliance on Facebook
- “Follow” the campaign on Twitter @savecalgrants
More than 30 percent of the student population in the College of Arts and Sciences receives Cal Grant funds and 3 percent in the School of Business. As you may know, a large number of students receiving Cal Grant are students of color and the first in their families to attend college. In addition to the potential financial impact of the cuts, it could also adversely affect our campus diversity.
Thank you for your help in preserving Cal Grant funding for future Bulldogs. Many of us on the Redlands campus are concerned about the Cal Grant situation, so please feel free to engage in dialogue with administrators or faculty about this important matter. If you have questions, email SaveStudentGrants@redlands.edu.