An Inside Higher Ed story about cutbacks in the California Cal Grant program included observations from Saint Mary's Provost Beth Dobkin. The article "Private Colleges' Turn to Cry," noted that while there has been an long overdue infusion of funds into the state's public higher education system, private non-profit colleges have seen support, in the form of Cal Grants for talented low-income students at their institutions, shrivel. The impact of the ongoing reductions, said Dobkin, are increasing affordability challenges that penalize students, who already have limited resources.
Date of Mention
Monday, February 17, 2014