In the News
AICCU’s 2015 Day in the Capitol event is taking place on February 24. We are happy to announce that three legislators—including Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León—will be a guest speaker. He will be joined by Senator Ricardo Lara and Assembly Member Susan Bonilla to address the students and campus administrators that will be in attendance.
All three have been strong supporters of Cal Grant students and the private, nonprofit sector throughout the years. Assembly Member Bonilla and Senator de León graduated from AICCU member schools, Azusa Pacific University and Pitzer College respectfully. AICCU is happy to welcome these three legislators and look forward to their engagement with our students.
Statement by AICCU regarding Governor and Legislature's
Budget Agreement to a two-year delay of proposed 11.3%
cut to the Cal Grant
June 16, 2015
On behalf of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU), we thank the legislature for their commitment to protecting higher education access and choice, and ensuring that Cal Grant students are protected from further cuts to their state financial aid.
This would not have been possible without SB 15 and the leadership of Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, Senator Marty Block, and the Latino Legislative Caucus. We also appreciate the strong support of the Senate and the Assembly – both Democrats and Republicans – and a coalition of higher education leaders, students, and business organizations who advocated for the repeal of such cuts.
We hope this reprieve will allow stakeholders to come together on the state’s role in higher education affordability and determine how to best utilize the Cal Grant as a tool to provide low-income students with access to higher education opportunities across all sectors, increase diversity on college campuses, and ensure the state’s investment in financial aid is effective.
AICCU’s Day in the Capital 2015
January 21, 2015
OP-ED: Don’t forget about private colleges in higher education debate
March 2, 2015
By Pamela A. Eibeck
California faces both a tremendous challenge and an exciting opportunity to ensure that every academically qualified student has access to a higher education. Rarely a day goes by that we don’t read about soaring student debt, disinvestment in public universities, enrollment limits or the debate among legislative leaders about the constitutional autonomy of the University of California system. Often overlooked, however, are California’s private nonprofit colleges and universities, a vital sector of the state’s higher education system that is prepared to take on a larger role...
2015 Marks the 60th Anniversary of AICCU. We want to thank all of our members, students, and staff for all your continued support and dedication over the years. We look forward to continue carrying our mission of providing a voice for California's private, nonprofit colleges and universities.
AICCU Turns 60!
March 3, 2015