UCLA Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Youlonda Copeland-Morgan traveled to Washington, D.C., to testify before Congress on how to improve federal student aid to better meet the needs of today’s students.
Nearly 1,100 students from Washington Preparatory High School, located in southeast Los Angeles County, heard senior leaders from UCLA deliver a simple but inspiring message: A UC education is within your reach.
A new report on college costs and accessibility shows that the University of California’s financial aid program has shielded low-income students and their families from tuition increases caused by substantial declines in state funding for higher education.
Undocumented UC students who qualify for in-state tuition but are ineligible for federal assistance soon will be able to borrow up to $4,000 a year to make up the shortfall, thanks to a new law supported by the University of California and state legislators.
Campus officials estimate that approximately 2,500 UCLA students will qualify for $3 million in new assistance from California’s Middle Class Scholarship, approved by the legislature earlier this year.
Angela Sanchez wasn’t sure if she could finish high school seven years ago when she and her father were homeless. Today, the graduate student is positioning herself for a successful career in higher education administration.